Undead Jazz Fest

Founded in June 2010 the Undead Jazzfest is new kind of festival, bringing together an incredible array of artists from the new jazz and improvised music community currently exploding in New York City. With no headliners, affordable tickets, unorthodox venues and no drink minimums, the Undead Jazzfest aims to shake the public perception of what jazz can be today, celebrating the incredible music being made in a setting that is inviting to both the veterans and curious new fans.

Encompassing eleven venues over its four days (6/23 - 6/26), the Undead Jazzfest will feature appearances from more than 50 bands including names like Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Mountains and many others. The full list of participating bands is below. Four day passes are on sale for $45 until 4/28. The price increases to $50 after.

Undead Jazzfest is also responsible for curating another show outside of said festival, this one going down at Central Park Summerstage on June 11th with Medeski Martin & Wood, Josh Roseman's King Froopy All Stars and Jim Black's AlasNoAxis. It's one of many free 2011 Summerstage shows that have been announced.

AND, Undead Jazz presents a show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (4/25) with Orchestre National de Jazz with Daniel Yvinec and John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble with special guests Theo Bleckmann , Kate McGarry and Uri Caine. Undead Jazz also presents Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors and Mary Halvorson Trio at the same venue on May 18th.

Full Undead Jazzfest 2011 lineup below.

Alan Licht and Brian Chase
Andrew D'Angelo Big Band
Anthony Coleman with Brad Jones and Satoshi Takeshi
Ari Hoenig Quartet
Bobby Previte Quartet
Bradaughters with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gary Lucas and Morrison Edley
Briggan Krauss H Alpha with Jim Black, and Ikue Mori
Ceramic Dog with Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily and Ches Smith
Ches Smith's Congs For Brums
Clark Gayton
Darius Jones Trio
Dave King Trucking Company
David Fiuczynski with berklee microJam
David S. Ware
David Torn Trio with Tim Berne and Ches Smith
Dean Bowman solo
Elliott Sharp plays Thelonious Monk
Erik Friedlander solo
Gerald Clayton
Harris Eisenstedt's Canada Day
Jamie Saft's New Zion Trio
Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher
Escreet / Binney / Krantz / Gilmore
John Irabagon and Mike Pride
Kris Davis Trio
Logan Richardson with Ben Williams and Nasheet Waits
Marc Ribot solo
Marika Hughes with Kyle Sanna, Fred Cash, Charlie Burnham, Andy Borger and Mathias Kunzli
Matt Wilson solo
Min Xiao Fen's Dim Sum with Satoshi Takeishi and Du Yun
Satoko Fuji
Starlicker with Rob Mazurek, John Herndon and Jason Adasiewicz
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman
Tar Baby with Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, JD Allen
UB313 with Marshall Allen, Elliot Levin, Warren Oree and Ed Watkins
Zeena Parkins and The Adorables

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