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Undead Jazz Festival (June 12-13 in NYC)

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…

2010 NYC Undead Jazz Festival initial lineup
ALAN FERBER NONET
ARI HOENIG / TIM LEFEBVRE / JEAN-MICHEL PILC TRIO
BEN ALLISON BAND w/ Erik Deutsch, Brandon Seabrook, Steve Cardenas, Michael Blake, Gerald Cleaver
BEN PEROWSKY’S MOODSWING ORCHESTRA
THE BEN WENDEL GROUP
BERNIE WORRELL & SOCIAL LYBRIUM w/ Melvin Gibbs, Ronny Drayton, Sim Cain
BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER
DAN WEISS / MILES OKAZAKI DUO
DAVE DOUGLAS & KEYSTONE
DAVE KING / TIM BERNE / CRAIG TABORN TRIO
ELECTRIC KULINTANG w/ Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez
THE ENDANGERED BAND
FIGHT THE BIG BULL
GERALD CLEAVER’S VIOLET HOUR w/ Jeremy Pelt, JD Allen, Andrew Bishop, Ben Waltzer, Chris Lightcap
GRAHAM HAYNES / HARDEDGE
HAPPY APPLE w/ David King, Michael Lewis, Erik Fratzke
JOHN HOLLENBECK LARGE ENSEMBLE
JOSH SINTON’S IDEAL BREAD
LOVE TRIO w/ Ilhan Ersahin, Kenny Wollesen, Jesse Murphy
MARC CARY FOCUS TRIO w/ Earl Travis, Sameer Gupta
MATTHEW SHIPP
NEW MELLOW EDWARDS
NIR FELDER’S BIG HEAT
RALPH ALESSI & THIS AGAINST THAT
ROSWELL RUDD & LAFAYETTE HARRIS
STEVE COLEMAN & FIVE ELEMENTS w/ Jonathan Finlayson, Tim Albright, Miles Okazaki, David Millares, Thomas Morgan, Marcus Gilmore
THE THIRTEENTH ASSEMBLY w/ Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara
TIM BERNE’S LOS TOTOPOS
TONY MALABY’S NOVELA
URI CAINE
Plus more TBA!

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