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Bilal at Prince tribute in March (more by Fred Pessaro)
Bilal

The annual Winter Jazz Fest is returning in 2014 for its 10th anniversary, happening from January 7 - 11. Artists playing include John Medeski, Nels Cline, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Ravi Coltrane, Ceramic Dog, Eliott Sharp, Keren Ann, Mother Falcon, Roomful of Teeth, and many more, across multiple venues including Le Poisson Rouge, Judson Church, NYU Lounge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, Bitter End, Subculture, and The Bowery Electric. Early bird festival passes are on sale now, and single day passes go on sale Saturday (11/16).

Tentative lineup and partial schedule below...

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As mentioned, Living Colour is busy gearing up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Vivid. In the meantime, guitarist Vernon Reid is currating the second half of February at NYC avant garde music haven The Stone (Feb. 15 - 28). His series kicks off Friday (2/15) with Baltimore's Lafayette Gilchrist. Other highlights include freeform violinist Mazz Swift on February 17; Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick with his new trio on February 19; and Reid himself with bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston as "An Evening with Free Form Funky Freqs 67 & 68" on February 27. You can check out the full schedule at The Stone here.

March features curations by Dave Scanlon in the first half of the month and Al Lipowski in the second. And that will bring the Stone's "curator series" (which it's done since 2005) to a close. Beginning in April, The Stone will begin weeklong residencies. The new series kicks off with a week featuring pianist Matthew Shippfrom April 2 - 7 . Each night features a different collaborator and you can check out the schedule here.

Glenn Branca Ensemble at last year's Marathon (more by Andrew Frisicano) Bang on a Can - Glenn Branca

As previously announced, the 2012 River to River Festival will kick off with the annual 12-hour Bang on a Can Marathon on June 17 from noon to midnight at the World Financial Center Winter Garden:

Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars, astonishing cellist Maya Beiser, Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band, sound pioneer Alvin Lucier, indie guitar sensation Kaki King, jazz genius Matthew Shipp, music by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Steve Reich, David T Little, Ruby Fulton, Michael Harrison; film by Bill Morrison, and much more. Stay all Day!
Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can.
River to River just released the full Bang on a Can Marathon schedule which is detailed below.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Thurston Moore in NYC tonight (5/31) with Bill Nace and Joe McPhee.

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Bang on a Can Marathon last year (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Bang on a can

Bang on a Can, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with a big show at Lincoln Center, bring the annual, free Marathon back to the World Financial Center Winter Garden this year from June 17,12PM - June 18, 12AM...

Bang on a Can brings its 25 Year celebration back downtown with its incomparable 12-hour super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. What started as a scruffy loft concert in Soho back in 1987, now ranks among the iconic annual concert events in NYC. This year's edition features rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's newest music pioneers. Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars, astonishing cellist Maya Beiser, Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band, sound pioneer Alvin Lucier, indie guitar sensation Kaki King, jazz genius Matthew Shipp, music by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Steve Reich, David T Little, Ruby Fulton, Michael Harrison; film by Bill Morrison, and much more. Stay all Day!
Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can.
Stay tuned for more details.

by Andrew Frisicano

John Hollenbeck @ The Bitter End for Winter Jazz Fest 2010 (more)
John Hollenbeck

The sixth Winter Jazz Festival in January brought some of the city's best jazz musicians to five Greenwich Village venues. With that lead in, the inauguaral Undead Jazz Festival will be happening in three of the same venues - (Le) Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall and Kenny's Castaways - on June 12th and 13th. Tickets for one night and two-night passes are on sale.

The lineup - almost perfectly configured to complement Winter Jazz Fest - includes Happy Apple (sideproject of the Bad Plus' David King), pianist Matthew Shipp, trumpeter Dave Douglas & Keystone (his cinema-scoring/inspired sextet), drummer-composers Dan Weiss and John Hollenbeck (who both appeared with different groups in January) and many more. The initial lineup is posted below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Cecil Taylor & McCoy Tyner...
McCoy Tyner and Cecil Taylor

Born Dec. 11, 1938, [McCoy] Tyner made his name as a member of the legendary John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s. Since then, he has brought his distinctive playing style, and his compositions, to dozens of records on which he leads his own bands.

[What's his secret?]

Tyner says the secret is simple: Drink carrot juice.

"Well, I like carrot juice," he says. "I have a juice machine at home that helps. Carrot juice is real good for you. Carrot and celery. Don't forget celery." [NPR]

You can buy him a glass at the Highline Ballroom on Sunday, August 23rd, where he'll perform as part of the venue's Piano Series, an 11-night lineup of piano-driven acts that runs from August 17th through August 28th.

We previously reported that Tyner's Lincoln Center shows in May would be his last NYC gigs for a while, and though according to his website that's still true, Tyner will bring his Trio (bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt plus guest saxist Gary Bartz) to the Highline for one two-set night.

Another Hall-of-Fame level jazz great, Cecil Taylor, will play as part of the series too. He'll perform solo on Tuesday, August 25th (two sets also).

The series mixes those legends with a slew of younger but equally impressive acts like the The Bad Plus, Matthew Shipp, and the Benevento/Russo Duo, who are all playing the series.

Tickets to all the shows are on sale now.

The Piano Series' full schedule, which includes non-jazz pianists too, is posted below...

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