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Winter Jazzfest Announces 2019 Artist Lineup

The New York festival, now in its 15th year, will run Jan. 4 through Jan. 12

Shabaka Hutchings at 2018 Winter Jazzfest NYC (photo by Jati Lindsay)
Shabaka Hutchings at 2018 Winter Jazzfest NYC (photo by Jati Lindsay)

New York’s Winter Jazzfest, now in its 15th year, has announced a list of musicians who will appear at the 2019 festival, which is scheduled to run Friday, Jan. 4, through Saturday, Jan. 12.

The festival will include a British jazz showcase, a 50th-anniversary celebration of ECM Records, and an opening-night concert featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, the festival’s artist in residence, playing the music of Prince. Ndegeocello will also participate in at least one of the talks put on by Winter Jazzfest, helmed by critic Nate Chinen of WBGO.

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