These are the best jazz shows in NYC in April, otherwise known as Jazz Appreciation Month! Read more about JAM and the JazzApril campaign.
[Spring Guide 2014]
Better Than: That unimprovised Paisley/Cool J duet. The format, in case you missed the emails, flyers, and Red Bull Music Academy promotional newspapers being handed out around the city, went something like this: One performer took the stage. He or she played for five minutes, at which point anothe ... 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 >>
Those flower pots aren't going to replace themselves. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week that 25,000 people converged on a South Street Seaport venue meant for only about 10,000, were denied a free Drake concert, and promptly began rioting, we dodged metal chairs, watched as Police Commission ... More >>
Bernie Worrell and SociaLybrium doing "Super Stupid" a few days back Undead Jazzfest (Le) Poisson Rouge/Kenny's Castaways/Sullivan Hall Saturday, June 12 Just as the Vision Festival furthers its avant brand with smaller annual productions, the Winter Jazzfest braintrust expanded its reach this pa ... More >>
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 >>
Plainfield's Tyrone Ashley once rivaled George Clinton. He may get his doo-wop due yet.
A floating world of soul with honey, vinegar, and machine poetics
Iced-out thug and boho griot keep it surreal on complementary CDs ready for iTunes
Southern Rock's Undying Appeal