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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

KING

LA R&B/soul trio KING brought their tour to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on Friday (2/5), the day they released their great debut album We Are KING. LPR was more packed than I've ever seen it, probably oversold, and the crowd was loving them. "Who has our new album?" they asked at the beginning of the show, and they were met by the cheers of almost every person in the room. This thing had only been available to listen to for a week, but plenty of the crowd already knew the words. For singles "Hey" and "The Greatest," just about everyone did.

It's just the three of them on stage, with all three singing and one on keyboards/laptop. Their voices are obviously the main draw. The harmonies are gorgeous and KING were nailing them all night. The first time they stretched out a high note in the first song, the crowd was howling.

It was an early show, over and done with by 9:30 PM. Marc Carey & Igmar Thomas opened with a collaborative set. More pictures below...

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Nels Cline at Winter Jazz Fest 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Nels Cline

As mentioned, Winter Jazz Fest is returning to NYC and it begins today (1/11) and continues through Saturday (1/12) across multiple NYC venues, including Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Culture Project Theater, and The Bowery Electric with many artists including Colin Stetson, Rafiq Bhatia, Nels Cline, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, Toshi Reagon, and more. Two day passes and single day tickets are on sale now.

Full schedule below...

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Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson

Sax wizard Colin Stetson is working on his new solo album which will be out at some point in 2013, but before that you'll get a chance to see him at an intimate NYC show with many guests at Zebulon on December 6. The show includes Colin doing a solo set, along with sets by Holly Miranda and her band, Sarah Neufeld on solo violin (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), and Lone Wolf (aka Ryan Saywer). Then Colin, Sarah and Ryan will do a collaborative set with Stuart Bogie, Adam Roberts, and Ryan Ferreira. No advance tickets for this show.

Colin Stetson is also part of the lineup for the 2013 Winter Jazz Fest which goes down across multiple venues in NYC on January 11 and 12. Colin will be playing The Bitter End on 1/12. Other artists on this year's tentative lineup include Nels Cline, Rafiq Bhatia, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, and many many more. The full tentative lineup (with still more TBA) is below.

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