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NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Initial Lineup

11th annual event will feature more than 400 musicians, Jan. 8-10

David Murray
Bria Skonberg

The 11th NYC Winter Jazzfest will take place Jan 8-10, with more than 100 groups (including more than 400 musicians) performing at nearly a dozen Manhattan venues. (The event coincides with the Jazz Connect Conference, co-organized by JazzTimes.)

According to a press release, highlights will include, on Jan. 8, Blue Note Now!, featuring the Robert Glasper Trio; Jose James Presents Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday; Derrick Hodge; and Kendrick Scott Oracle at Le Poisson Rouge. Also that night WJF will support a benefit concert, Jazz Legends for Disability Pride with legendary musicians Ron Carter, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Brad Mehldau, George Coleman, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Bernstein and more. (More details about Disability Pride NYC are found at Disability Pride.)

On January 9 and 10 top shows include three different David Murray performances: a revue including a clarinet summit with Murray being joined by Don Byron, Hamiet Bluiett and David Krakauer; Murray’s Infinity Quartet with special guest Saul Williams; and a trio project with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.

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