photo: Kamasi Washington at LPR on 10/16 (more by PSquared)
Kamasi Washington

NYC's annual Winter Jazzfest will return in 2016 from January 13 - 17 at various venues. The initial lineup includes Bill Laswell, Brandon Seabrook Powerplant, Nels Cline, Colin Stetson, Dawn of Midi, Jose James, Kaki King, Kamasi Washington, Matana Roberts, Sarah Neufeld, The Ex and more.

The Kamasi Washington show is the previously-announced Webster Hall show (1/14) (tickets) and The Ex, Bill Laswell, Colin Stetson and Happy Apple all play together at LPR on 1/13 (tickets). Full schedule is still TBA. Festival passes are on sale now.

Kaki King also plays NYC tonight (10/26).

Check out the full initial lineup below...


Winter Jazz Fest -- 2016 Lineup (more TBA)
Artist In Residence: Dave King
Alicia Hall Moran w. Brandon Ross
Amir Elsaffar's Two Rivers
Ben Williams & Sound Effect
Bill Laswell
Brandon Seabrook Powerplant
Bumper Jacksons
Burnt Sugar Quarktet Plays Ornette, Sunny And Wayne
Channeling Coltrane - Rova's Electric Ascension With
Nels Cline
Charenee Wade Group Performs Gil Scott Heron
Christian Mcbride
Colin Stetson
Cory Henry
Cyrus Chestnut's African Reflections
Dawn Of Midi
Dayna Stephens 3Wi w. Sam Yahel
Dr. Lonnie Smith's Evolution
Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road w. Hilary Gardner
Gogo Penguin
James Brandon Lewis
James Francies' Kinetic Band
Jim Black Trio
Joey Arias: Basic Black
Jose James
Julian Lage Trio
Kaki King
Kamasi Washington
Keyon Harold
Kris Bowers
Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad
Marc Cary's Indigenous People
Mark De Clive Lowe's Church
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet
Matana Roberts
Objb Quartet w. Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda, Barry Altschul
Omer Avital
Reid Anderson w. Andrew D'angelo & Bill Mchenry
Sarah Neufeld
Shai Maestro Trio
Slingbaum's Ravel Reimagined
Takuya Kuroda
Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band
The Ex

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Avishai Cohen
Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri
Chris Potter Quartet
Craig Taborn
David Torn
David Virelles' Mboko
Ethan Iverson / Mark Turner Duo
Mark Turner Quartet
Michael Formanek Large Ensemble
Ralph Alessi Quartet
Theo Bleckmann Group
Tim Berne Group
Vijay Iyer Trio

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