Full Undead Jazzfest Lineup Announced, Dismayingly Short On Actual Zombies

Early January's Winter Jazzfest, a two-night, multi-venue fete that lured thousands of folks into Greenwich Village to see dozens of downtown-jazz stalwarts (Voice poll darlings Vijay Iyer and Darcy James Argue were among the star attractions) was a huge success, so much so that the organizers are reprising it in June. The Undead Jazzfest brings 30-plus artists to Le Poisson Rouge, Kenny's Castaways, and Sullivan Hall June 12-13, including Bernie Worrell, Matthew Shipp, Greg Tate's own Burnt Sugar, Ben Allison, and Roswell Rudd. Full schedule is here and below. One of the only real disadvantages to Winter Jazzfest was the bone-rattling dead-of-winter setting; that will hopefully not be a problem this time.

Saturday June 12:

LPR 6:20pm - Graham Haynes/Hardedge 7:20pm - Matthew Shipp solo 8:20pm - Dave Douglas & Keystone 9:20pm - Bernie Worrell & SociaLybrium

Kenny's Castaways 6:40pm - The Ben Wendel Group 7:40pm - The Uri Caine Ensemble 8:40pm - Ralph Alessi & This Against That 9:40pm - Dan Weiss/Miles Okazaki Duo 10:40pm - Tony Malaby's Novela 11:40pm - Ari Hoenig/Tim Lefebvre/Jean-Michel Pilc Trio 12:40am - Fight The Big Bull 1:40am - Alan Ferber Nonet

Sullivan Hall 8pm - TBA 9pm - Love Trio 10pm - Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra 11pm - Marc Cary Focus Trio 12am - Superhuman Happiness 1am - Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber 2am - Josh Roseman Unit

Sunday June 13:

LPR 10:20pm - John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble 11:20pm - Tim Berne's Los Totopos 12:20am - Michael League / John Ellis / Sam Barsh / Ari Hoenig 1:20AM - David Weiss and Point of Departure

Kenny's Castaways 6:40pm - Josh Sinton's Ideal Bread 7:40pm - Endangered Blood 8:40pm - New Mellow Edwards 9:40pm - Dave King/Tim Berne/Craig Taborn Trio 10:40pm - Bill McHenry Quintet 11:40pm - Happy Apple 12:40am - TBA

Sullivan Hall 7pm - Electric Kulintang 8pm - Steve Coleman and Five Elements 9pm - Roswell Rudd/Lafayette Harris Duo 10pm - Ben Allison Band 11pm - Nir Felder's Big Heat 12am - Thirteenth Assembly 1am - Gerald Cleaver's Violet Hour

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