The signature Winter Jazzfest Marathon is scheduled for Friday January 15th and Saturday January 16th. This two-night event straddles venues on the North and South ends of Greenwich Village, taking over five stages at The New School and six stages South of Washington Square Park including returning venues Le Poisson Rouge, Judson Memorial Church, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Greenwich House Music School, and an added stage at the Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR. More than 100 groups will perform over the two nights including returning festival performers Amir Elsaffar, Jose James, Takuya Kuroda, Marc Cary, Lakecia Benjamin, Dawn of Midi, Cyrus Chestnut, Julian Lage, Sexmob and more. Winter Jazzfest is pleased to showcase performers making their festival debuts including Chargaux, Gogo Penguin, Cory Henry, James Francies, Sarah Neufeld, and jazz veterans Christian McBride and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Other new projects will include Burnt Sugar performing the music of Ornette Coleman, Sun-Ra, and Wayne Shorter, and Joey Arias’s Basic Black. Continuing a tradition of supporting like-minded jazz presenters Winter Jazzfest is pleased to again feature the unique programming visions of Revive Music and New York Hot Jazz Festival who will each curate their own stages during these two-nights.
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