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Winter Jazzfest updates (Chris Dave, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Messthetics, more)

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Winter Jazzfest is approaching — it happens January 4-12 at various NYC venues including Bowery Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, The Bitter End, SOB’s. Mercury Lounge, Public Arts, Nublu, Subculture, and more — and the schedules for the two and a half marathons are out, along with some lineup additions. (There’s a “half marathon” on Saturday, January 5, along with the regular two-day marathon on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12.)

The big shows happen at Bowery Ballroom, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, ÌFÉ. Meshell Ndegeocello & Jeff Parker’s ‘The Music of Brooklyn,’ Makaya McCraven, Ezra Collective, and DJ Joe Clausell hitting that venue on 1/11.

On 1/12, Bowery Ballroom hosts Robert Glasper Experiment drummer Chris Dave’s jazz/hip hop band Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. That show features The Roots’ James Poyser playing with special guest Bilal, drummer Justin Brown (who’s played with Thundercat, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others) with his band NYEUSI and special guest Georgia Anne Muldrow (who recently released a great new album), a Roy Hargrove tribute, Blaque Dynamite & The Murder Angels, and DJ Stutzmcgee.

Other highlights of the marathons include Meshell Ndegeocello at LPR on 1/5; Kassa Overall BLUESWAMINI at Nublu on 1/5; Mary Halvorson Code Girl at The Sheen Center on 1/11; Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, Brandon Coleman, and more at Mercury Lounge on 1/11; Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics at SoHo Playhouse on 1/11; Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn at LPR on 1/12; Nubya Garcia at SOB’s on 1/12; Impressions of Pepper Round Robin feat. Makaya McCraven, Keyon Harrold, Brandee younger, JD Allen, Liberty Ellman, Nate Wood, and more at The Sheen Center on 1/12; Kassa Overall Trio feat Mark Shim at Subculture on 1/12; Now vs Now, Butcher Brown, Takuya Kuroda, Kandace Springs and Tawiah at Mercury Lounge on 1/12; Nellie McKay at Public Arts on 1/12; and more.

Winter Jazzfest will also include shows from Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance, Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound, Gilles Peterson, The Bad Plus, Yussef Dayes, and more. Full schedule TBA.

Listen to music by some of the acts playing, and check out the full marathon schedules below…

UPDATE: At the request of the promoters, we removed a special guest who wasn’t supposed to be announced.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 HALF MARATHON

Le Poisson Rouge
6:00pm
Doors open

6:30pm
Ralph Peterson and The Messenger Legacy

7:50pm
Meshell Ndegeocello No More Water,
The Fire Next Time, Auditory Portion’

9:10pm
Richard Bona

The Bitter End
6:00pm
Doors open

7:00pm
Leyla McCalla

8:20pm
Delvon Lamarr

9:40pm
Donna Grantis

11:00pm
Kiran Ahluwalia Band Feat. Rez Abbasi

12:20am
Zig Zag Trio featuring Will Calhoun, Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs

Zinc Bar
6:00pm
Doors open

6:40pm
Roxy Coss Quintet

8:00pm
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

9:20pm
Bria Skonberg

10:40pm
Tia Fuller

12:00am
Ashley Henry

1:20am
Helen Sung’s Sung with Words

SubCulture
5:30pm
Doors open

6:00pm
Ghost Train Orchestra plays Moondog

7:20pm
Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

8:40pm
Theo Bleckmann and The Westerlies

10:00pm
Melissa Aldana

11:20pm
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez

12:40am
Pedrito Martinez Group

The Sheen Center
6:00pm
Doors open

6:20pm
Marta Sanchez Quintet

7:40pm
Amir Elsaffar’s Rivers of Sound

9:00pm
Edmar Castaneda Quartet

10:20pm
Ben Wendel – High Heart

Nublu
7:00pm
Doors open

7:20pm
Reut Regev’s R*Time

8:40pm
BigYuki

10:00pm
Cleaver, Cline & Ochs

11:20pm
Kassa Overall BLUESWAMINI

12:40am
Ray Angry

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 MARATHON

Le Poisson Rouge
6:00pm
Doors open

6:20pm
Michael Formanek’s Very Practical Trio with Tim Berne and Mary Halvorson

7:40pm
Shai Maestro Trio

9:00pm
Ralph Alessi Quintet

Bowery Ballroom
7:00pm
Doors open, Joe Claussell spins (and between sets)

7:40pm
Ezra Collective

9:00pm
Makaya McCraven

10:20pm
Meshell Ndegeocello & Jeff Parker ‘The Music of Brooklyn’

11:40pm
ÌFÉ

1:00am
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

SOB’s
Schedule TBA

The Sheen Center
5:30pm
Doors open

6:00pm
Big Heart Machine

7:20pm
Alexis Cuadrado Group ‘Shoes’ Live Silent Film Score

8:40pm
Mary Halvorson Code Girl

10:00pm
Domi & JD Beck

11:20pm
Louis Cole Big Band

SubCulture
6:30pm
Doors open

7:00pm
Matthew Stevens Trio

8:20pm
Nate Wood: fOUR

9:40pm
Aaron Parks ‘Little Big’

11:00pm
Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones

12:20am
Sarah Elizabeth Charles and SCOPE

Mercury Lounge
7:00pm
Doors open
Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee

8:00pm
Jazze Belle

9:20pm
James Francies’ KINETIC

10:40pm
Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life

12:00am
Brandon Coleman

1:20am
Melanie Charles and Make Jazz Trill Again

Public Arts
5:30pm
Doors open

6:00pm
Mathis Picard – Ancestral Side

7:10pm
Sasha Masakowski

8:20pm
Hailey Tuck

9:30am
Alphonso Horne’s Gotham Kings

10:55pm
Rhythm Future Quartet (in Diego)

12:15pm
Howard Fishman (in Diego)

SoHo Playhouse
6:00pm
Doors open

6:40pm
Jamie Saft Quartet

8:00pm
Subtle Degrees: Travis Laplante & Gerald Cleaver

9:20pm
The Messthetics

10:40pm
Miles Okazaki: WORK (Music of Monk, solo guitar)

12:00am
Susan Alcorn

Nublu
7:00pm
Doors open

7:40pm
Angel Bat Dawid & The Brotherhood

9:00pm
Mikel Patrick Avery’s PLAY

10:20pm
Ben LaMar Gay

11:40pm
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

1:00am
Late Night Jam Session

Zinc Bar
6:00pm
Doors open

6:40pm
Ingrid Jensen

8:00pm
Maria Grand DiaTribe

9:20pm
Borderlands Trio
with Kris Davis, Stephan Crump, Eric McPherson

10:40pm
Artifacts Trio

12:00am
The NuJu 4tet

1:20am
Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 MARATHON

Le Poisson Rouge
6:00pm
Doors open

6:20pm
Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn

7:40pm
Mathias Eick

9:00pm
Billy Hart Quartet

Bowery Ballroom
7:00pm
Doors Open

7:00pm
Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee spins (and between sets)

7:40pm
Blaque Dynamite & The Murder Angels

9:00pm
Justin Brown NYEUSI feat. special guest Georgia Anne Muldrow

10:20pm
James Poyser feat. Special Guest Bilal

11:40pm
Celebration of Life: Roy Hargrove Tribute

1:00am
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz

SOB’s
6:00pm
Doors open

6:40pm
Fay Victor’s Mutations for Justice

8:00pm
Anteloper

9:20pm
Nubya Garcia

10:40pm
Mark de Clive-Lowe:
Heritage Live Premiere

The Sheen Center
6:00pm
Doors open

7:00pm
Sisterhood of Swing

8:20pm
Pocket Science with Gary Bartz, Kahil El Zabar, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Robert Irving III

9:40pm
Impressions of Pepper Round Robin
Feat. Makaya McCraven, Keyon Harrold, Brandee younger,
JD Allen, Liberty Ellman, Nate Wood +more

11:00pm
Amina Claudine Myers: Generations 4

SubCulture
6:00pm
Doors open

6:40pm
Tuomo & Markus featuring Verneri Pohjola

8:00pm
Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

9:20pm
Liebman, Rudolph & Drake

10:40pm
Allison Miller and Carmen Staaf ‘Science Fair’

12:00am
JD Allen Encounters David Murray

1:20am
Kassa Overall Trio feat Mark Shim

Mercury Lounge
7:00pm
Doors open

7:20pm
Tawiah

8:40pm
Kandace Springs

10:00pm
Takuya Kuroda

11:20pm
Butcher Brown

12:40am
Now vs Now

Public Arts
5:30pm
Doors open

6:00pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road

7:10pm
Cynthia Sayer’s Joyride Band

8:20pm
Nellie McKay – solo show

9:30pm
Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band

10:55pm
Julien Labro & Olli Soikeli Quartet (in Diego)

12:15pm
Pasquale Grasso (in Diego)

SoHo Playhouse
6:00pm
Doors open

7:00pm
Lea Bertucci

8:20pm
Jen Shyu solo: Nine Doors

9:40pm
Irreversible Entanglements

11:00pm
Jon Irabagon

12:20am
Stephanie Richards Take The Neon Lights

Nublu
7:00pm
Doors open

7:40pm
Jeremy Cunningham

9:00pm
RESAVOIR

10:20pm
Akenya

11:40pm
The JuJu Exchange

1:00am
Late Night Jam Session

The Bitter End
7:20pm
Doors open

7:20pm
Kevin Bowers’ Nova

8:40pm
Blick Bassy ‘1958’

10:00pm
Arnaud Dolmen ‘Tonbé Lévé’ w/ Maria Grand

11:20pm
Yosvany Terry & Baptiste Trotignon ‘Ancestral Memories’

12:40am
Florian Pellissier Quintet ‘Bijou Voyou Caillou’
w/ Shola Adisa-Farrar & Roger Raspail

2:00am
Jacques Schwartz-Bart ‘Hazzan’

Zinc Bar
7:00pm
Doors open

7:20pm
Guy Mintus Trio + Roopa Mahadevan

8:40pm
Camille Bertault

10:00pm
Amina Figarova

11:20pm
Gilad Hekselman’s ZuperOctave

12:40am
TBA

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