Undead Jazzfest Takes Manhattan

There is a lot of progressive fervor in jazz these days, and concert producers Brice Rosenbloom and Adam Schatz want you to experience some of it. At three West Village venues this Saturday and Sunday night, the tandem will present the Undead Jazzfest, a roundup of established and buzzed-about artists working mostly in the artistic space that used to be called “modern creative.” If you’re familiar with jazz history, you’ll hear bits and pieces of it woven into sets of unerringly modern-sounding music.

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And ticket prices are especially recession-friendly: Just $25 for a single-evening pass; $30 for a two-night pass. The lineup and venue information can be found below. For tickets and more info, visit undeadjazzfest.com.

Saturday June 12:

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
(212) 505-FISH (3474)

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

Kenny’s Castaways
157 Bleecker Street
(917) 475-1323

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
214 Sullivan Street
(212) 634-0427

8pm – Kim Thompson
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

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

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