Skip to main content

2011 NYC Winter Jazzfest - January 7 & 8

From a media release:

Boom Co proudly announces:::
Friday, January 7th & Saturday, January 8th

New York, November 3, 2010Brice Rosenbloom of BOOM Collective (formerly boomBOOM Presents) is proud to announce the 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST lineup.  The festival is to be held on January 7th & 8th, 2011 in New York City.

The NYC Winter Jazzfest will take over threeWest Village venues:
(le) Poisson Rouge
Kenny's Castaway
Zinc Bar on Friday January 7th

And five venues:
(le) Poisson Rouge
Kenny's Castaways
Zinc Bar
Sullivan Hall
Bitter End  
on Saturday January 8th.

This marks the seventh year of the annual NYC WINTER JAZZFEST, and our continued mission to showcase top quality jazz and experimental music.

The 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will feature over 60 different jazz groups at the same time that over 5000 arts professionals will be in New York City for the annual Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference.  Similar to past years the festival will provide an opportunity for artists to showcase in front of presenters, promoters, talent buyers, educators, musicians and avid fans.

Winter Jazzfest offers the opportunity to experience the best of today's new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings.  Once famed as the focal point of New York City's rich jazz and live music scene, Bleecker Street and the Village provide for an ideal festival experience with jazz and experimental music groups performing all night at five of the neighborhood's esteemed venues within close proximity of each other.

On this night the 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will continue to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the Village and again will bring jazz fans back to Bleecker Street.  The 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST includes over 60 of today’s most interesting jazz groups from New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, France, Holland, Israel, Germany, Cape Verde, Mali, Cuba, Argentina, England and more.

Currently new jazz groups are under represented, yet they are culturally essential to the continued development and future of jazz and the cultivation of new audiences for jazz.  Jazz artists need support and exposure to the significant institutional booking forum that the Arts Presenters conferences represent.  Winter Jazzfest is pleased to offer a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the future of jazz. The 2011 Winter Jazzfest appreciates generous support from The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

The 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will again feature showcases with guest curators Meghan Stabile of Revive Music Group and Adam Schatz of Search & Restore.  In line with the mission of Winter Jazzfest, Stabile and Schatz continue to invigorated NYC's jazz scenes in their own ways by promoting and supporting young and deserving new jazz artists while bringing increasingly growing audiences to the music.  Kenny's Castaways will stage the Search & Restore showcase while Sullivan Hall will house the Revive Da Live showcase.

• Single-Day Festival Passes $25
• Two-Day Full-Festival Passes $35
• Tickets: 
Revive Da Live
Since 2006, the anthem of "Revive Da Live" has rung loudly in uniting prolific, groundbreaking, gifted and versatile hip hop artists & contemporary jazz musicians in combined effort to educate and inspire broader audiences about the depths and origins of today's popular music. Revive Music Group serves as New York’s leader in conceptual and never-before-experienced live music productions—for a jazz and hip-hop celebration giving a unique aural exhibition of the undercurrents connecting the genres and ultimately fans of multiple generations.

Search and Restore
Search & Restore is a non-profit organization founded by Adam Schatz, dedicated to sustaining and expanding the audience for new jazz music inNew York City and beyond. From a series at the legendary Manhattan Knitting Factory, to the first ever Undead Jazzfest, Search & Restore has been presenting mind blowing double-bills and festivals for public consumption. Visit and donate to their current massive Kickstarter project to document the scene for the next year at

• Vernon Reid's Artificial Afrika
• Carmen Souza
• Tineke Postma
• Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
• Nguyen Le by Jean Ber



2011 NYC Winter Jazzfest Showcasing Artists:
• Aaron Goldberg Trio
• Aethereal Bace – 3rd Eye
• Amina Figarova
• Amir ElSaffar
• Anat Cohen Quartet with Jason Lindner
• Andrew D’Angelo’s AGOGIC
• Asphalt Orchestra
• Bad Touch
• Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra w/ TK Wonder
• Captain Black Big Band
• Carmen Souza
• Charles Gayle Trio
• Charlie Hunter
• Chico Hamilton
• Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth
• Chris Speed’s YeahNO
• The Curtis Brothers
• Dan Tepfer Trio
• Dayna Kurtz
• Derrick Hodge
• Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet
• Donny McCaslin Trio with Uri Caine
• Eric Legnini / Krystle Warren
• Gregory Porter
• Igmar Thomas & The Cypher
• Jacky Terrasson
• Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
• Jacob Garchik Trio
• James Carney Group
• Jamie Baum Septet
• Jason Lindner's NOW vs NOW
• Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue
• Juan-Carlos Formell & Johnny's Dream Club
• Kendrick Scott
• Kenneth Whalum III
• Kirk Knuffke Quartet
• Marcus Strickland Quartet
• Mariani
• Matana Roberts
• Maurice Brown Effect
• Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To Boys
• Miles Okazaki / Damion Reid / Guillaume Perret
• MILK & JADE by Dana Leong
• Nels Cline's Stained Radiance
• Nguyen Le
• Nomo
• Pilc / Moutin / Hoenig
• Portico Quartet
• Proverb Trio featuring Dafnis Prieto, Kokayi & Jason Lindner
• RedCred featuring John Medeski, Ben Perowsky and Chris Speed
• The Respect Sextet
• The Robert Glasper Experiment
• Sameer Gupta's Namaskar
• Shane Endsley & The Music Band
• Sofia Rei Koutsovitis
• Source w/Abdoulaye Diabaté
• Steve Coleman and Five Elements
• Talibam!
• Tia Fuller
• Tineke Postma
• Underground Horns
• (U)nity
• Vernon Reid's Artificial Afrika
• VISIONFUGITIVE: JD Allen + Butch Morris
• Water Surgeons


What Else Is Hot This Week?

Harlem Stage Digital Event: A Drop Of Midnight October 13 & 15 2020

From a release:Harlem Stage Digital Event:
A Drop Of Midnight
October 13 & 15 2020A two-part conversation with Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité and his creative team around the developmental process of creating his autobiographical theater project, A Drop of Midnight. In this conversation Jason will take us on his journey to becoming one of Sweden’s chart-topping hip-hop artists and a best-selling author. He’ll also share the story of how a mixtape from Brooklyn traveled across the waters to the tiny village of Lund, Sweden and altered the course of his life forever. We will examine the impact of hip hop music and culture on the globe. How has hip-hop united communities of color globally?  How do you translate a personal story into a universal truth? How do you build a creative team? How has the current climate of social justice informed your artistic practice? Jason will read excerpts from the play and share some of the music. October 13—Part IIn this conversation A Drop of Midnight author…

So You Can't Go: Six Ways To Travel Virtually

So You Can't Go:
Six Ways To Travel VirtuallyTravel is limited for most of us in the world these days. For Canadians, it depends on the province you live in, but with the border to the US still closed, and other options limited at best, virtual travel from the couch can provide at least a view with a difference at a time when you may well need it most. Google Cardboard – VR On A BudgetYou don't need a lot of cash to get into travel via virtual reality. Google Cardboard is a line of VR viewers that are, well, made of cardboard, and are priced starting at $12CAD.If you check out this link, you'll find out how to download the software to your smartphone.At this link, you can get yourself an actual Google Cardboard for a hands-free VR experience. Google Cardboard apps offer a variety of ways to experience our beautiful planet, including Google Earth itself, which can take you anywhere, along with apps to view museums and cultural artifacts, and more.Ascape VRAscape has a huge l…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Review: Night of the Kings / La Nuit des Rois by Philippe Lacôte

Night of the Kings
La Nuit des Rois
by Philippe LacôteA France, Côte d'Ivoire, Canada and Senegal co-productionNow Playing In The New York Film FestivalImageAfter Venice and the Toronto Film Festival, Philippe Lacôte's Night of the Kings has moved on to conquer New York City. A young pickpocket (Koné Bakary), is incarcerated in the giant La MACA prison, the largest in Côte d’Ivoire. The prison offers a hostile atmosphere, where the guards have long given up keeping order and the prisoners run the show, albeit confined within the prison walls. They dance, sing, and mingle at will in a common area called The Jungle. There is a violent power struggle between Lord Blackbeard (Steve Tientcheu), who runs things, and the younger leaders of other factions. Blackbeard is old and infirm, and he knows he can't hold on forever. But, he does want to hold on long enough to leave on his own terms. Blackbeard designates the newcomer as the new storyteller - the griot - called Roma…

Blues/Rock: The Cole Patenaude Band - Are You Happy Now? (Independent / 24 July 2020)

The Cole Patenaude Band - Are You Happy Now?
(Independent / 24 July 2020) Buy the CD Big vocals and infectious grooves make up this release from The Cole Patenaude Band. It's modern blues with a classic sensibility, anchored by solid musicianship and upbeat songwriting. 
Keyboard player Dean Thiessen and Patenaude on guitar trade off solos and melodic lines to keep it interesting through a range of bluesy style, incorporating rock and country, with a pop song sheen on songs like For the Money. Would You Be Mine is more Elvis-esque rockabilly, while How To Love is an acoustic song with folky storytelling lyrics and feel. 
Compromise is a standout track, with a snarly guitar line and a churchy organ swelling underneath a nice bluesy beat. Horns aren't credited in the notes, but I swear I heard some on this and a couple of the other tracks. 
As a husband, father, and full-time mechanic based in Langley, British Columbia, finding the time to make his music was a challenge…