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A Cubanized Blending of Musical Languages

The “New Jazz Frontiers” concert combined a tricky instrumentation and various musical languages, and featured Orlando Valle, a Cuban flutist rarely heard in New York.

Jazz Listings for Dec. 19-25

A selected, critical guide to performances in New York City.

Jazz Pianist’s Multiple Worlds

There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.

A Frequent Guest Star Takes a Turn Leading

The bassist Thomas Morgan, known for appearing on others’ albums, is playing with a band of his own at Seeds in Brooklyn, with the keyboardist Pete Rende and the drummer Dan Weiss.

Jazz Listings for Dec. 12-18

A selected, critical guide to performances in New York City.

Jazz Listings for Dec. 5-Dec. 11

A selected, critical guide to performances in New York City.

Crossovers Add Flavor to Classics

On Monday, the string quartet Brooklyn Rider is performing selections from its new album, “Almanac,” featuring pieces commissioned from the worlds of folk, indie rock and jazz.

Jazz Listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

A selected, critical guide to performances in New York City.

Twangy, Jazzy, Stately, Holy

New holiday music albums include ones from Idina Menzel, Irvin Mayfield, Darius Rucker, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the cast of “Downton Abbey.”

A Wrenching Grief Assuaged With Beauty

“Beautiful Life,” the new album from the saxophonist Jimmy Greene, is a eulogy to his 6-year-old daughter, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.

Upcoming Events  
Monday, Dec 22
* Dick Hyman Solo Piano: Variations on the Great American Songbook
Monday, Dec 22 (daily until May 27, 2015)
* Woodwinds/Brass - Performance Ensembles - Jazz Band Prep
Monday, Dec 22 (daily until May 27, 2015)
* Woodwinds/Brass - Performance Ensembles - Jazz Big Band
Monday, Dec 22
* Actual Wolf / RoseAnn Fino / Tyler Blanton Electric Group w/ Ari Hoenig, Sam Minaie / The Tony Scherr Trio feat. Rob Jost & Anton Fier
Monday, Dec 22 (daily until January 29, 2015)
* Jazz/Tap Dancing (1-2)
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* BRAIN CLOUD
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In A Swinging Birdland Christmas
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Live Jazz at Birdland
Monday, Dec 22
* Redwoods / Grace McLean and Them Apples / Or Matias
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Cabaret & Jazz at the Metropolitan Room
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Mingus Big Band
Monday, Dec 22
* Silver Arrow Band
Monday, Dec 22
* Tony Purrone Trio
Monday, Dec 22
* JAZZHAUS presents DAVE BURRELL Solo Piano
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* CHRIS BOTTI - 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY RESIDENCY
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Swingadelic at Swing 46
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* D'Ambrose Boyd & David Pearl Present Singers Space
Monday, Dec 22
* Jessie Harris and Julian Lage
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Music at The Iridium
Monday, Dec 22 (on various days)
* Dan Levinson
Monday, Dec 22
* Jessie Harris and Julian Lage
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Dick Hyman Solo Piano: Standards and Stride
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* George Gee Swing Orchestra- George Gee Swing Orchestra
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Kelsey Jillette- The Lovesome
Tuesday, Dec 23
* The Next Great American Novelist / Katie Drew / Livingmore / Jamie Bendell
Tuesday, Dec 23
* VINNIE SPERRAZZA'S HOLIDAY BAND.
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Jazz Jam Sessions 7pm-1am
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Camille Thurman
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Janelle Jazz NYC
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Jazz for Young People presents -201cSwingin-2019 in the Holiday-201d
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Andy Farber and The "After Midnight" Orchestra featuring Catherine Russell
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Marc Devine
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Sarah Hayes - Joe Cohn - Guitar
Tuesday, Dec 23 (weekly on Tuesdays for 10 times)
* Grand Jam Sessions at Bar URBO
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* B.B. KING BLUES CLUB ALL*STARS: THE HARLEM BLUES PROJECT - 8PM SHOW
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Michael Feinstein "Happy Holidays: Swinging with the Big Band"
Tuesday, Dec 23
* WILL CONNELL RESIDENCY: Avant Jazz & New Composition
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Morgan Stewart + TL Band + VARYA + Nyla Ninja Rose @ The Way Station
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Music at City Winery New York
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Steve Tyrell
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Louise Rogers & Mark Kross
Tuesday, Dec 23
* ''THE DIEGO URBANO INCIDENT''
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* SLAVIC SOUL PARTY.
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Ron Jackson
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Rob Derke & the NYC Jazz Quartet
Tuesday, Dec 23
* Smalls Legacy Band Feat. Frank Lacy & Josh Evans
Tuesday, Dec 23 (on various days)
* Jazz Jam Sessions 10pm-1am

Interviews, Articles, Reviews  
Indie Lable Showcase: Macktet's Rollin'

Marc Ribot at The Bowery Poetry Club 1/15/04

Orrin Evans and Ethan Iverson at Jazz Gallery

Cyro Baptista and Beat the Donkey:3/26/03

Bootleg Remedy: Brooklyn, NY, 3/19/03

Marc Ribot and The Hub at North Six:3/8/03

Gogol Bordello at North Six: 2/28/03

Howard Fishman Quartet at The Bottom Line

John Zorn: Electric Masada

The Jazz Composers Collective Review

William Parker presents "Universal Tonality"

The Jazz Gallery's Composer Series: 2002

Interview with Brad Mehldau

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