2018 Winter jazzfest tickets


Wednesday January 10th 2018
Gilles Peterson hosts British Jazz Showcase
With The Comet is Coming
Nubya Garcia
Yazz Ahmed
Oscar Jerome

Presented By PRS Foundation & BBC Music Introducing

Winter Jazzfest opening night features a UK jazz stage presented by PRS Foundation and BBC Music Introducing. Since 2015, BBC Music Introducing and PRS Foundation have been working together to support and create a platform for the UK’s most talented artists to showcase at overseas music industry events. PRS Foundation and BBC Music Introducing have assembled a stellar lineup featuring emerging artists: tenor saxophonist Nubya Garcia, vocalist, guitarist and composer Oscar Jerome and trumpeter/composer Yazz Ahmed.  Hosting the stage will be famed BBC DJ and Brownswood Records label founder Gilles Peterson. Additionally, headliners The Comet Is Coming, a London-based band who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock will close the showcase. The bandmembers go by pseudonyms "King Shabaka," "Danalogue the Conquerer," and "Betamax Killer," who are saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, synth player Dan Leavers and drummer Max Hallett, respectively.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
6:00 PM Doors, 7:00 PM Show


Thursday January 11th 2018
Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
My Brightest Diamond

Winter Jazzfest’s night two features a triple-bill of neo-soul, funk, and art rock courtesy crooner Jose James singing the music of Bill Withers, Knower, a project featuring hyper-precision drummer and showman Louis Cole and Shara Nova as My Brightest Diamond. 
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
6:00 PM Doors, 7:00 PM Show

Friday January 12th 2018
Saturday January 13th 2018
NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon

The signature Winter Jazzfest Marathon scheduled for Friday January 12th – Saturday January 13th will feature over 100 groups performing on many stages. This two-night event straddles multiple venues surrounding Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan. Full schedule to be announced shortly. 
Various Venues
5:00 PM Check-in Begins

Friday January 12th 2018
With Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra

María Concepción Balboa Buika “Buika” from Majorca, Spain, daughter of African parents of the Bubi tribe (Equatorial Guinea) immersed and surrounded by multiple cultures throughout her life, had a variety of musical influences, from jazz and flamenco to pop, soul and African polyrhythm; as she affirmed, “My mother would listen and dance to many musical genres, she had a great record collection” . This eclectic upbringing shaped Buika’s ability to make music without limitations. During her 15-year recording career, her albums flow seamlessly between pop, jazz, soul, reggae, afro beat, R&B and flamenco. Equally diverse are her collaborators, which include Pat Metheny, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Niño Josele, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Seal or Nelly Furtado to name a few. Filmmaker and longtime fan, Pedro Almodóvar, remarked about Buika, “Seeing her draw from such different genres… Mix them all together with such grace and spontaneity, one cannot help but think that there is a brighter future as long as one can witness the boundless evolution of this infinite performer”.
The Town Hall 123 West 43rd Street NYC
7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show
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***This show is NOT included in the Winter Jazzfest Full Festival Pass***

Sunday January 14th 2018
Ravi Coltrane presents Universal Consciousness: Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane

RAVI COLTRANE is a critically acclaimed GrammyTM nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. Born in Long Island, the second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. He was raised in Los Angeles where his family moved after his father’s death in 1967. His mother, Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the record- ing studio after a long absence. Subsequently, Ravi produced and played on Alice Coltrane’s powerful, 'Translinear Light', which was released in 2004.  UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS is a limited special event, dedicated to exploring the music and paying tribute to the life and musical contributions of the great Alice Coltrane and features some of Ravi Coltrane's closest associates and members of his quartet. The program will include some of Alice's devotional compositions, as well as other pieces associated with her sound and legacy, making for a truly special celebration of musical spirituality.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
6:00 PM Doors, 7:00 PM Show


Monday January 15th 2018
A Tribute To Geri Allen
With music direction by Terri Lyne Carrington
Featuring Angela Davis, Esperanza Spalding, Craig Taborn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Ingrid Jensen, Jack DeJohnette, Jaimeo Brown, Jeff Tain Watts, Kassa Overall, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Maurice Chestnut, Mino Cinelu, Ravi Coltrane, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tia Fuller, Vijay Iyer plus more
Presented in association with Terri Lyne Carrington, Motema Music and Ora Harris  

On Martin Luther King's Birthday, Monday January 15, the festival will honor the memory of the late pianist-composer-educator and innovator, Geri Allen, who passed in June 2017, weeks after celebrating her 60th birthday. Allen's close collaborator and friend, Terri Lyne Carrington organized musicians in tribute to this saddening loss for the community. "The jazz community will never be the same with the loss of one of our geniuses, Geri Allen. Her virtuosity and musicality are unparalleled," said Carrington upon learning of her passing. "I will miss my sister and friend, but I am thankful for all of the music she made and all of the incredible experiences we had together for over 35 years. She is a true original -- one of a kind -- never to be forgotten. My heart mourns, but my spirit is filled with the gift of having known and learned from Geri Allen."  Thus far, confirmed participants include Angela Davis, S. Epatha Merkerson, Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Jack DeJohnette, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer, Mino Cinelu, Linda May Han Oh, Jaimeo Brown, Ingrid Jensen, Tia Fuller, Kris Davis, Kassa Overall, and Maurice Chestnut.  Additional artists will be announced shortly. 
*All proceeds from Monday's concert will go to the Geri Allen Estate.
The New School Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
7:00 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show
***This show is NOT included in the Winter Jazzfest Full Festival Pass***

Tuesday January 16th 2018
Nicole Mitchell's Afrofuturist Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
With Tyshawn Sorey (solo percussion set)

On Tuesday January 16, 2018 Winter Jazzfest Artist-in-Residence Nicole Mitchell presents Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds, using a science fiction narrative she created to pose the question: “What would a truly egalitarian world look like, with advanced technology existing in harmony with nature?” Opening the night will be 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Tyshawn Sorey presenting a solo percussion and synthesizer set, in his own idiosyncratic display of sonic Zen koans, Dadaist gestures, and masterful displays of intensity and restraint that will surely captivate Winter Jazzfest audiences.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
7:00 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show

Wednesday January 17th 2018
Deerhoof meet Wadada Leo Smith
With Nicole Mitchell Maroon Cloud

Bay Area-based art rockers Deerhoof will team up with the legendary AACM trumpeter, composer and 2015 Pulitzer prize finalist Wadada Leo Smith for a sure-to-be-unforgettable night of improvisation, exploration and song.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
7:00 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show

Wednesday January 10th-17th 2018
Winter Jazzfest FULL Festival Pass

This Full Festival Winter Jazzfest Pass includes the following events:
January 10th - Gilles Peterson Hosts BBC/PRS Showcase
January 11th - Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, My Brightest Diamond, Knower
January 12th & 13th - Winter Jazzfest Marathon
January 14th - Ravi Coltrane presents Universal Consciousness: Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane
January 16th - Nicole Mitchell's Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds with Tyshawn Sorey
January 17th - Deerhoof meet Wadada Leo Smith with Nicole Mitchell Maroon Cloud

*** This Pass does NOT include the January 12th Buika show and the January 15th Geri Allen Tribute ***