Shred sculpting radicals of the highest order, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook are two of Brooklyn's finest six-stringers. Both have reigned as the Voice's Best NY guitarists and the intrepid pair can often be found extracting glorious sounds from their respective instruments at DIY jazz and exp ... More >>
These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
Chose for you, by us, with love.
Here, in no particular order, are five shows this weekend you should make it out to.
Jenny Scheinman Quartet Village Vanguard Friday, August 31 Better than: Music that keeps you at a distance. During her early set at the Village Vanguard on Friday, violinist Jenny Scheinman pulled out just one cover, Duke Ellington's "Awful Sad." It's not hard to see why she's fond of that particu ... More >>
"You heard that Whitney Houston died, right?" said emcee Judy Gold at "Encore for Hope," the American Cancer Society benefit last night at Club Providence. She was actually going there. And to set up a joke, God bless her. "No, let me not bring down the mood," added Judy. "Let's talk about cancer! ... More >>
Winter Jazzfest Friday-Saturday, January 6-7 Better than: Summer Zydeco Fest (assuming such a terror exists). After a discordant, twisted reimagining of Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" by his trio Ceramic Dog, guitarist Marc Ribot slyly reminded the audience at Sullivan Hall Friday wha ... More >>
Joey Arias channels Lady Day
Drag star goes jazz
Roswell Rudd has my favorite of the snapshots collected hereEarly 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 at ... More >>
Album of the year, reissue of the year, best debut, and more
Echoes of Basie, Mingus, Tyner, etc., with chops and abstractions all their own
Finally, the change we need
Celebrating a historic night with once-cynical jazz heavyweights
More fun with freshly revived old masters and wily young students
A party band fluent whether the language is Count Basie, Don Cherry, or 'Darling Nikki'
As the forces of evil descend on our embattled city, clear, bright notes in the N.Y. wilderness
Steven Bernstein's Old-Timey Jazz Comes in From the Cold
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Actress and Singer-Songwriter Abbey Lincoln Reinvents Herself Yet Again
Jazz Mainstays Boost The Voltage