Don’t Miss the 20th Annual Winter Jazzfest!

January 4, 2024 Desiree Homer

New York City’s annual Winter Jazzfest is back for its 20th year from January 10th to 18th, and it has a jam-packed schedule with live performances, musical showcases, artist tributes, documentary screenings, conversations on mentorship, and so much more! There will be several performances and talks each day at multiple venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s the perfect opportunity to see your favorite musicians and celebrate their artistry during this beloved yearly event. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest started in 2005 with an original one-day single-location program and has grown into NYC’s largest jazz festival. It has become a destination for music lovers and arts leaders from all over the world. It’s an unparalleled experience for frequent jazz consumers and a welcome space for newcomers. The festival prides itself on its cultural diversity while making jazz music more accessible and engaging for its audiences. 

Winter Jazzfest illustrates just why the City is aptly known as the Jazz capital of the world.” — Vanity Fair.

Winter Jazzfest Marathons

Winter Jazzfest offers two marathons, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn, that have gained a lot of popularity over the years. Each marathon includes performances at eight different venues, and with your ticket, you can make stops at as many of them as you’d like. The venues all have multiple performers, some starting as early as 4:30 pm and as late as 1:45 am. 

The Manhattan Marathon is happening on January 12th, 2024.

The Brooklyn Marathon is happening on January 13th, 2024. 

Tickets range from $65 - $295. Click HERE to purchase.

Don’t Miss These Highlighted Shows!

January 10th:

  • Take Two: Tyshawn Sorey Reimagines Max Roach's 'Members, Don’t Git Weary.' Hosted by Gilles Peterson.

January 11th:

  • Conversation: “Universality of Jazz” with Shabaka Hutchings -Nduduzo Makhathini Reception: Jazz at Lincoln Center Honors Winter Jazzfest
  • Shabaka Hutchings/Joe Lovano Duo
  • Gilles Peterson late-night DJ set

January 12th: Manhattan Marathon

January 13th: Brooklyn Marathon

January 14th:

  • A Night at the East features Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Shabaka, Moor Mother, Nicole Mitchell, Charlie Burnham, Julius Rodriguez, Luke Stewart, Elucid, Kweku Sumbry, and more!

January 15th: 

  • Impulse! Records Showcase - Shabaka with Esperanza Spalding, Brandee Younger, Charles Overton
  • Irreversible Entanglements
  • Brandee Younger Trio performing music of Alice Coltrane
  • The Messthetics with James Brandon Lewis

January 16th: 

  • My Words Are Music: A Celebration of Sun Ra’s Poetry. Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic, Featuring Carl Hancock Rux,
  • Moor Mother and Abiodun Oyewole.

January 17th:

  • Celebrating Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring DJ Spooky, Yuka Honda, and more!
  • Genevieve Artadi ft. Louis Cole, Chiquita Magic

January 18th:

  • MONONEON & FRIENDS: Knower, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Hannibal Buress, Tivon Pennicott, and David Fiuczynski. 

For a full schedule and lineup, click HERE.

Tickets for Jazzfest are on sale and going fast, so secure yours now!

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do in New York City this month, check out the Winter Jazzfest, which is happening at multiple venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And let EMRG Media be your source for all things NYC while partnering with the best event planning team! 

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