These are the best jazz shows in NYC in March.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... 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 >>
Aidan LevyThe Dred Scott Trio at Rockwood Music Hall on October 18. Midnight closed out October 18, and Dred Scott took to the stage with his trio at the Rockwood, as he has every Tuesday for the past six years. "What is CMJ?" Scott asked the boisterous crowd. "It's the Christian Music Jesus. ... More >>
via StevenBernstein.netA fixture on Manhattan bandstands since 1979, Steven Bernstein is attached to very old crafts: trumpet, arranging, and jazz that sounds like jazz. His newest album, MTO Plays Sly (Royal Potato Family), opts for the all-star route with vocals, and features Antony Hegerty ... More >>
Next May will mark Bob Dylan's 70th birthday. Expect an absolute flood of books (we'd be remiss for not mentioning our pal David Yaffe's Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown, which comes out that month), panels, symposiums, tribute shows, and the like. In fact, a bunch of this stuff is already ... More >>
Living legends and budding artistes alike break out, rise up, and move beyond
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklynite J.G. Thirlwell is one of the unlikely highlights of this year's Celebrate Brooklyn series. The industrial living legend and genre-hopping nu-composition hero is lugging his manic 20-piec ... More >>
Intense bass warning. Galactic Brooklyn Bowl Friday, June 4 If this was a scene from Treme, it'd play as farce: real New Orleans dudes playing real New Orleans music... in a snazzy, opulent, achingly hip Brooklyn bowling alley. We'd be mocked as clueless, unappreciative cultural tourists who woul ... More >>
Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really
Transcending roots and relishing every moment, whether you've got the rhythm section or not
Echoes of Basie, Mingus, Tyner, etc., with chops and abstractions all their own
Finally, the change we need
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Friends and colleagues remember one of the music biz's few universally beloved men
An unsubtle symphony of diminishing returns
Ornette Coleman's triumphant return dominates the humble debut of the 'Voice' jazz critics' poll
From Ornette Coleman to Esperanza Spalding, it's the music you need to hear
A party band fluent whether the language is Count Basie, Don Cherry, or 'Darling Nikki'
Frothy swindle comedy captures that Lubitsch touch
Avant or retro, unplugged or wired, guerrilla musicians defy the neocon millennium
The fight for legislation to help young prostitutes
Court change means some kids have less than a snowball's chance of staying out of hell
Inside a 'prostitution' case in Family Court
Gypsies and Jews, Afro-Cubans and avant-gardists, led by two smashing piano players
Musicians settle with Knitting Factory after protest over backstock, royalties, masters
Guitarists Bill Frisell and Charlie Hunter both do their level best to bring jazz up to 1995
Steven Bernstein's Old-Timey Jazz Comes in From the Cold