Full Undead Jazzfest Lineup Announced, Dismayingly Short On Actual Zombies


Early 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 attractions) was a huge success, so much so that the organizers are reprising it in June. The Undead Jazzfest brings 30-plus artists to Le Poisson Rouge, Kenny’s Castaways, and Sullivan Hall June 12-13, including Bernie Worrell, Matthew Shipp, Greg Tate’s own Burnt Sugar, Ben Allison, and Roswell Rudd. The full schedule is below. One of the only real disadvantages to Winter Jazzfest was the bone-rattling dead-of-winter setting; that will hopefully not be a problem this time.

Saturday June 12:

6:20pm — Graham Haynes/Hardedge
7:20pm — Matthew Shipp solo
8:20pm — Dave Douglas & Keystone
9:20pm — Bernie Worrell & SociaLybrium

Kenny’s Castaways
6:40pm — The Ben Wendel Group
7:40pm — The Uri Caine Ensemble
8:40pm — Ralph Alessi & This Against That
9:40pm — Dan Weiss/Miles Okazaki Duo
10:40pm — Tony Malaby’s Novela
11:40pm — Ari Hoenig/Tim Lefebvre/Jean-Michel Pilc Trio
12:40am — Fight The Big Bull
1:40am — Alan Ferber Nonet

Sullivan Hall
8pm — TBA
9pm — Love Trio
10pm — Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra
11pm — Marc Cary Focus Trio
12am — Superhuman Happiness
1am — Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber
2am — Josh Roseman Unit

Sunday June 13:

10:20pm — John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
11:20pm — Tim Berne’s Los Totopos
12:20am — Michael League / John Ellis / Sam Barsh / Ari Hoenig
1:20AM — David Weiss and Point of Departure

Kenny’s Castaways
6:40pm — Josh Sinton’s Ideal Bread
7:40pm — Endangered Blood
8:40pm — New Mellow Edwards
9:40pm — Dave King/Tim Berne/Craig Taborn Trio
10:40pm — Bill McHenry Quintet
11:40pm — Happy Apple
12:40am — TBA

Sullivan Hall
7pm — Electric Kulintang
8pm — Steve Coleman and Five Elements
9pm — Roswell Rudd/Lafayette Harris Duo
10pm — Ben Allison Band
11pm — Nir Felder’s Big Heat
12am — Thirteenth Assembly
1am — Gerald Cleaver’s Violet Hour