A decade after its inception, Winter Jazzfest continues to be the city’s prime jazz festival. More than a hundred acts perform over the course of the four-day event, held at 12 venues in Lower Manhattan. January 13th and 14th play host to two concerts, followed by two “marathon” days, featuring the bulk of this year’s shows. Artists this year include The Ex, Bill Laswell, Colin Stetson, Takuya Kuroda, Christian McBride, Sarah Neufeld. On Sunday, January 17, San Francisco-based saxophone quartet Rova closes out the festival with a 21st century reimagining of John Coltrane’s 1966 masterpiece, Ascension.
For more information, visit the Winter Jazzfest website.