New York’s Winter Jazzfest has announced the first wave of its 2023 schedule, which takes place across the week of January 12-18 in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Taking place in person for the first time since January 2020, the festival in 2023 will be smaller than usual.
The festival’s centerpiece, its two-night multi-venue marathon, will this year be split across boroughs, with Friday, January 13 taking place in Manhattan and Saturday, January 14 in Brooklyn. The Manhattan marathon will include seven venues (Le Poisson Rouge, City Winery, City Winery Loft, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Nublu, and The Jazz Gallery), as will the Brooklyn marathon (Brooklyn Opera House, Brooklyn Bowl, Superior Ingredients, Baby’s All Right, National Sawdust, Loove Labs, Club Curious). The marathon will include tributes to the late jazz producer and promoter Meghan Stabile, and to the very much alive saxophonist and bandleader Marshall Allen.
Other events during the festival will include the live premiere of Terri Lyne Carrington’s New Standards project and a French jazz showcase, both on January 12; a tribute to trumpeter and composer jaimie branch on January 15; Samora Pinderhughes’ multimedia project Grief & Process and a live listening and interpretation of Pharoah Sanders’ Elevation led by multi-instrumentalist Nate Mercereau, both on January 17; and a program (still in progress) of jazz talks on the afternoons of January 15-17.
Early bird tickets are now available. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit the Winter Jazzfest website.
Below is the initial list of artists participating in Winter Jazzfest 2023, presented in alphabetical order.
Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days
Avishai Cohen Quartet
Black Lives: From Generation to Generation
Chris Lightcap’s ‘Superette Deluxe’
Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn’s ‘Pigments’
Emile Parisien ‘Louise’
Ghost Funk Orchestra
Joel Ross ‘Parables’
Linda May Han Oh
New Standards Live curated by Terri Lyne Carrington
Orrin Evans Trio
Photay with Carlos Niño
DJ Raydar Ellis
Revive Big Band w/ Louis Cato
Samora Pinderhughes ‘Grief & Process’
Sara Serpa ‘Intimate Strangers’
Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Sun Ra Arkestra
Vincent Peirani ‘Jokers’