Winter Jazzfest 2006
Press Release

New York , January 3, 2006 - Brice Rosenbloom in association with The Knitting Factory is proud to present the 2006 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST, to be held on Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 in New York City . The festival marks the second year of the annual festival, and The Knitting Factory's continued commitment to presenting top quality jazz and experimental music.

The 2006 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST is primarily an opportunity for artists to showcase in front of presenters, promoters, talent buyers, etc. from around the country and beyond. Over 3500 arts professionals will be in town for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference from January 19-23. As there will be hundreds of showcases scheduled throughout the weekend around the city both at the Hilton Hotel and in alternative venues, the Knitting Factory offers APAP conference attendees, and the general public, the opportunity to experience the best of today's new live jazz and experimental music performers in a club venue setting. NYC's Knitting Factory allows the ideal opportunity with three intimate performance spaces and a rich jazz and experimental music heritage.

The 2006 festival will include 18 of the most interesting jazz artists from New York , Chicago, Philadelphia, Italy, India, France, Cuba, Columbia and beyond.

Currently new jazz artists are under represented, yet they are culturally essential to the continued development and future of jazz and the cultivation of new audiences for jazz. Jazz artists need the support of and exposure to the significant institutional booking forum that Arts Presenters conference represents. The Knitting Factory is pleased to offer a forum for presenters to experience new jazz.

The Knitting Factory welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to RSVP and reserve their Full-Club Pass to the 2006 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST on January 22nd, by emailing rsvpjazzfest@knittingfactory.com. Only 2006 APAP Conference attendees are able to RSVP. Tickets / Full-Club Passes are available to the General Public for $25 at www.knittingfactory.com.

ARTIST 2006 LINEUP

JANUARY 22nd, 2006

ARNAUD METHIVIER'S 'NANO'

CHIARA CIVELLO

DAFNIS PRIETO ABSOLOUTE QUINTET

DAVE BURRELL TRIO [DB3]

DENIS COLIN TRIO

EDMAR CASTENEDA

GORAN IVANOVIC GROUP

JAON LINDNER 'THE JLECTRIK'

JOHN MEDESKI SOLO

MARC RIBOT'S SPIRITUAL UNITY

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO 'THE SPIRIT MUSIC JAMIA'

PYENG THREADGILL

REZ ABBASI'S SNAKE CHARMER

ROBERT GLASPER TRIO

TERENCE BLANCHARD 'FLOW'

VIJAY IYER / MIKE LADD / RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA

DUOS & TRIOS FROM "STILL LIFE WITH COMMENTATOR" & " RAW MATERIALS"

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