These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>
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