Bleecker is rarely so electric as during NYC Winter Jazzfest, an elegantly curated festival of fine experimental jazz that encompasses the best venues in the West Village radius: (le) poisson rouge, Kenny’s Castaways and Zinc Bar on Friday, and additionally Sullivan Hall and the Bitter End on Saturday. This sixth annual forum’s lineup spans New York, South Africa, France, and more; Mary Halvorson, Bobby Previte’s New Bump Quartet, Ibrahim Maalouf, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, and Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition are just a few of the dizzyingly rad options.

Fri., Jan. 8; Sat., Jan. 9, 2010

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