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Lineup Announced for 2018 Winter Jazzfest in NYC

Festival celebrates 14th season with ambitious program of concerts and club shows Jan. 10-18

Photo of Nicole Mitchell, artist-in-residence at the 2018 Winter Jazzfest
Nicole Mitchell (photo by Marek Lazarski)

Winter Jazzfest has become a cornerstone event in NYC during a frenetic time in early January when the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, the Jazz Congress (replacing the Jazz Connect Conference) and Chamber Music America’s conference all convene over a two-week period. Organized by the Boom Collective’s Brice Rosenbloom and a consortium of presenters, the 2018 Winter Jazzfest takes place Jan. 10-17 with a series of concerts as well as the festival’s two-night marathon of shows at about a dozen clubs and venues on Jan. 12-13.

Not surprisingly, the 2018 Winter Jazzfest will focus on various themes of political and social action with a concert series entitled “WE RESIST!”  Those themes include mass incarceration, gender equality, racial justice, immigration rights and environmental responsibility.

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