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NYC Jazzfest Adds Over 30 New Acts to 2017 Lineup

Celebrating its 13th season Jan. 5-10

Ben Wendel

The NYC Winter Jazzfest, celebrating its 13th year Jan. 5-10, has added over 30 new acts to its previously announced lineup, including Songs of Freedom with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja and musical director Ulysses Owens Jr., the Arturo O’Farrill Octet, Ben Wendel’s Seasons Band, Kendrick Scott Oracle and Somi, among many others.

The recently announced artists will join artist-in-residence Andrew Cyrille, who will perform with Haitian Fascination and in a duo with saxophonist Bill McHenry, as well as saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, who is scheduled to kick off the festival. Cyrille is also now scheduled to perform at Sam Amidon Night on Jan. 9 at (le) poisson rouge.

The festival has added S.O.B.’s as an official venue and removed Judson Memorial Church from the original list that includes the Roxy Hotel, the Django and Bowery Ballroom.

New additions to the lineup also include Aaron Goldberg and Leon Parker, Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days, Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet, the Becca Stevens Trio, Ben Allison and Think Free, Daniel Freedman, Deva Mahal, Jim Black’s Malamute and the Nir Felder Trio.

For more information, including the tentative lineup and ticket prices, visit

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