2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival

Wycliffe Gordon, Cécile, Sasha Masakowski and more

On Sept. 25, the third annual New York Hot Jazz Festival took place at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City, featuring performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant with Aaron Diehl, Wycliffe Gordon & Friends, Sasha Masakowski’s Sidewalk Strutters, the Xylopholks and many others on three different stages.

Showcasing traditional jazz from New Orleans hot jazz to big-band swing and Manouche jazz and ragtime, the festival, directed by Michael Katsobashvili and Jennie Wasserman, also featured performances by the Frank Vignola Trio with Nicki Parrott and Vinny Raniolo and the Ghost Train Orchestra.

Photographer Alan Nahigian was on site at the hotel, home to the interactive performance Sleep No More, to capture the performances.

Sasha Masakowski performs with the Sidewalk Strutters on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Mark Whitfield performs with Sasha Masakowski's Sidewalk Strutters on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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The Xylopholks' Jonathan Singer (left) and Steve Whipple perform on the Hidden Mystery Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Evan Christopher performs "Pops for President" with Wycliffe Gordon & Friends on the Heath Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Dennis Lichtman performs with Brain Cloud featuring Tamar Korn on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Alphonso Horne performs during the Ella & Louis Verve Duets 60th Anniversary Tribute with Michael Mwenso on the Heath Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Nicki Parrott performs with the Frank Vignola Trio on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Blind Boy Paxton performs with Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Cécile McLorin Salvant performs on the Heath Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Adrien Chevalier performs with Tatiana Eva-Maria & the Avalon Jazz Band featuring Evan Christopher on the Gallow Green Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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Brian Carpenter performs with the Ghost Train Orchestra on the Heath Stage at the 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival
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