These are the best jazz shows in NYC in August. See also: Finding Hip-Hop's Beginning in Afrika Bambaataa's 40,000-Deep Record Collection
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With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
The members in Illadelphia/Astoria punk-jazz trio Many Arms are quite the busy dudes. Ace guitatorrist Nick Millevoi counts two intrepid solo records under his belt, bassist Johnny DiBlase leads his own skronk-heavy Quartet and provides the low end for jazzmongers Zevious while drummer extraordinair ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best shows around the city this week, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Go exploring with Joe Morris
With the passing of avant-garde visionary behemoth David S. Ware this past October at 62 years too young, a monumental crater was forever ingrained in the jazz lexicon. Ware, in supreme alliance with fellow trailblazers like pianist colossus Matthew Shipp and bassist/composer extraordinaire William ... More >>
New York City saxophone pioneer Jon Irabagon -- award-winning composer, group leader and sideman -- is lounging around on the grimy, sticky couches at West Village jazz 'n' rec hangout Fat Cat, about to blow groovy horn action for swinging bop army Fat Cat Big Band. Irabagon is celebrating the fresh ... More >>
When AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg told the Voice that "Giants walk among us and you got to fucking pay attention," it was absolute that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp was in his canon. Alongside the likes of William Parker, David S. Ware, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Joe Morris, and Sabir ... More >>
In an interview with the Voice last year, AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg made his mantra crystal clear: "Giants walk among us now, and you've got to fucking pay attention." For the last fifteen years, the proprietor and sole employee of the Brooklyn-based jazz and avant-soul label has been documenti ... More >>
Steven Joerg continues to ascend DIY style
Saxophonists get up to mischief (and engage in a little drama)
The adventurous Ten headlines the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll
A cross-section of young/old and avant/traditional gets drunk on everything
Great jazz records we caught, with apologies to those we missed
Sorry JVC, the Vision Festival rules this year
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
A down year still yields plenty of power and exhilaration for adventurous jazzheads
Pleasurable epitaphs, avant-garde daring, and wonder-filled immigrant songs
At two prominent jazz festivals, bright moments and cloudy forecasts
Avant-jazz titans the David S. Ware Quartet triumphantly disbandsort of
Tricky pitches to baffle the bluocracy; "beatable items" to aid the swing
A who, what, why, where, whenand how manyof the uncharted world of independent jazz labels
Violin wires bass whiz as jazz turns toward small gestures and skewed conglomerations
Joe Maneri Turns 75; Nick Brignola 19362002
Jazz Mainstreams Into Fall
Jazz Mainstays Boost The Voltage
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis