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New York City Winter Jazzfest 2022 now to be All-Online Festival, January 14th - 22nd 2022.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

New York City Winter Jazzfest has announced an impressive program of virtual performances for its 18th season, broadcasting from January 14 - 22 and featuring over 30 different groups & 150 musicians.

We have received the following press release;


2022 NYC Winter Jazzfest Pivots to All-Online Festival - JAN 13-22 - FULL DETAILS BELOW

 

NEW YORK CITY WINTER JAZZFEST ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF VIRTUAL BROADCAST PERFORMANCES FOR ITS 18TH SEASON

 

BROADCAST PERFORMANCES FROM JANUARY 14 - 22
OVER 150 MUSICIANS REPRESENTED, PERFORMING FROM MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, QUEENS, CHICAGO, LA, JOHANNESBURG, RIO DE JANEIRO, NEW ORLEANS AND MORE

 

INCLUDING:
FOUR NIGHTS OF VIRTUAL WJF MARATHON
WORLD PREMIERE OF ANGEL BAT DAWID’S AFRO-TOWN TOPICS
MAURICE ‘MOBETTA’ BROWN Feat. ANDERSON .PAAK
CLOSING NIGHT WITH MAKAYA MCCRAVEN AND SAMARA JOY
THIS IS A MOVEMENT: TOWARD GENDER LIBERATION VIRTUAL KEYNOTE DISCUSSIONS AND MORE


ALL BROADCASTS VIA FACEBOOK AND/OR YOUTUBE AND http://www.winterjazzfest.com (except where noted)


ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022 TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

January 12, 2022 – New York City Winter Jazzfest today announces an impressive program of virtual performances for its 18th season, broadcasting from January 14 - 22 and featuring over 30 different groups and 150 musicians performing from cities all over the world including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Johannesburg, Miami, St. Louis, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and more.

 

Says NYCWJF founder Brice Rosenbloom, “In line with this year’s theme, “The Feel Good,” we asked many of the musicians to perform “Feel Good” music, especially now during these challenging times, when we cannot all be together, we need the valuable musical medicine these musicians provide us. We are so grateful to all of the artists for moving mountains to make this happen.”

 

The events will start on January 14, starting with the first of four Virtual Marathon Nights. Additionally, artist-in-residence Angel Bat Dawid will debut the world premiere of her work AFRO-TOWN TOPICS: A MYTHOLOGICAL REVUE from her hometown of Chicago. Additional performances exclusive to Winter Jazzfest include Makaya McCraven, Maurice “Mobetta Brown” with superstar artist Anderson .Paak, and more. The full list of virtual broadcast performances as part of NYC Winter Jazzfest are below. More in-person events will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

All performances can be accessed via http://www.winterjazzfest.com, on YouTube and Facebook. Select performances are also available on Qwest.TV and on WBGO channels.

 

Winter Jazzfest is proud to support the jazz and gender initiative This Is A Movement, which is convening online from January 15 - 17. This Is A Movement is an initiative seeking to create a more equitable music industry. More here https://www.thisisamovement.com/about-tiam

 

WINTER JAZZFEST
VIRTUAL MARATHON NIGHTS


January 14 | 8PM ET


January 16 | 8PM ET


January 19 | 8PM ET


January 20 | 8PM ET

 


Featuring:


Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days


Amir ElSaffar


Anteloper


Brandee Younger Quintet


Brianna Thomas


Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio


David Binney w/ Logan Kane and Louis Cole


Helen Sung presents Quartet+


J. Hoard


James Francies Trio


Lakecia Benjamin and ‘Pursuance’


Marc Ribot


Mars Duo w/ Tim Berne and Gregg Belisle-Chi


Melanie Charles


Miki Yamanaka Trio


Nduduzo Makhathini


NIKARA presents Black Wall Street


Nite Bjuti w/ Candice Hoyes, Val Jeanty, Mimi Jones


Oran Etkin ‘Open Arms Project’


Red Baraat


Samir LanGus


Sana Nagano ‘Smashing Humans’


Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra


The Bad Plus


Weedie Braimah and The Hands of Time


Zoh Amba

 

THIS IS A MOVEMENT: TOWARD GENDER LIBERATION
January 15 - 17 | 11AM - 3:30PM ET

 

DAY 1 - January 15


“COMMUNITY”
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: 11AM ET
How we build better spaces and structures in our existing community, with panelists Angel Bat Dawid, Fabian Almazan, Gargi Shinde, and moderated by Jordannah Elizabeth.


M³ HOSTS A DEEPER DIVE: 2PM ET
A conversation with Caroline Davis, Jen Shyu, Sara Serpa, Shanta Nurullah, Fay Victor, Anjna Swaminathan, and moderated by Kavita Shah


DAY 2 - January 16


“BANDSTAND”
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: 11AM ET
The bandstand as a landscape of liberation, with panelists Terri Lyne Carrington, Shanta Thake, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and moderated by Naomi Extra.


M³ HOSTS A DEEPER DIVE: 2PM ET
A conversation with Samantha Soshnack, Miriam Elhajli, Cleo Reed, Michele Rosewoman, Sumi Tonooka, Malika Zarra, and moderated by Kyla Marshell.

 


DAY 3 - January 17


“PERSONAL”


KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: 11AM ET
How those marginalized by gender identity experience and transform the professional/personal juncture, with panelists Linda May Han Oh, J. Hoard, Kat Rodriguez, and moderated by Elenna Canlas.


M³ HOSTS A DEEPER DIVE: 2PM ET
A conversation with Romarna Campbell, Eden Girma, Maya Keren, Lesley Mok, Camila Nebbia, Monnette Sudler, and moderated by Jordannah Elizabeth.

 


January 15 | 8PM ET


CHELSEA CARMICHAEL HOSTED BY GILLES PETERSON
BBC Music Introducing & BBC Radio 6 Music at NYC Winter Jazzfest supported by PRS Foundation.

 


Jan 17 | 8PM ET
ANGEL BAT DAWID’S WORLD PREMIERE
AFRO-TOWN TOPICS: A MYTHOLOGICAL REVUE FEATURING THE COSMIC MYTHOLOGICAL ENSEMBLE
Broadcast from Co-Prosperity in Chicago, produced by the Public Media Institute.


Jan 18 | 8PM ET
MAKE JAZZ TRILL AGAIN PODCAST
HOSTED BY MELANIE CHARLES AND YUNIE MOJICA
Make Jazz Trill Again Podcast is anti-institutional take on life, music and inspiration hosted by Melanie Charles and Yunie Mojica. Keeping in mind that Jazz and Black Music were birthed in the streets by and for the people, Make Jazz Trill Again Podcast is for the streets, for the people, to dance to. Join hosts, vocalist, flutist, and producer, Melanie Charles and Yunie Mojica, saxophonist, producer and GRAMMY-nominated composer, as they converse with fellow women musicians, creators, movers and shakers. Winter Jazzfest is thrilled to present the debut episode of Make Jazz Trill Again Podcast featuring composer, vibraphonist, educator & arranger NIKARA shot at High Breed Music Recording Lounge.

 

January 21 | 8PM ET
MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN FT. ANDERSON .PAAK
WITH CHELSEA BARATZ, TAKAHIRO IZUMIKAWA, PARKER McALLISTER
LIVE FROM MO SOUNDS
LIVE Video Premiere on Qwest.TV - Co-Produced with Moon31

 

January 22 | 6PM ET
ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE HOSTED BY GILLES PETERSON
BBC Music Introducing & BBC Radio 6 Music at NYC Winter Jazzfest supported by PRS Foundation

 

January 22 | 8PM
MAKAYA McCRAVEN, SAMARA JOY, MAHOGANY L. BROWNE
Winter Jazzfest closing night show presented with SummerStage

 


Praised by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR and countless other national publications, the NYCWJF has become a creative home for pathbreaking artists from the local NYC scene and globally, and a pivotal destination for arts leaders and cultural cognoscenti, hardcore fans and new listeners alike. The festival has grown at a rapid pace, from the original one-day single-location program to annual schedules putting as many as 150 groups (over 600 artists) on 20 stages throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

 

Like the entire arts infrastructure throughout the world, the NYCWJF was severely impacted by the COVID pandemic. We have emerged more strongly committed than ever to all aspects of our mission: not only shining a light on the greatest artists of our day, but facilitating new collaborations, creating new spaces for community, and always supporting struggles for racial and gender justice, immigrant rights, action on climate change and mass incarceration. On many levels, the pandemic brought all these issues even more to the forefront, and NYCWJF artists, with the festival’s support and encouragement, continue to engage with them in myriad ways. The NYCWJF also gratefully acknowledges crucial financial support from New Music USA and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).


Conceived originally to showcase the latest and most cutting-edge jazz acts during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, and founded by New York concert impresario Brice Rosenbloom, NYCWJF has become the definitive all-inclusive jazz event that offers a “state of the union” of jazz and its many stylistic camps from hot swing to avant-garde to post-bop, jazz-funk, fusion, hypermodern through-composed music and jazz-inflected world music. From party bands to ambient electronic groups to the most advanced compositional approaches – audiences sample everything the jazz world has to offer. As a destination event, attendees regularly travel from other states and countries to attend the festival. Many in the industry see it as jazz’s answer to SXSW.

 

This Is A Movement
This Is A Movement is an initiative seeking to create a more equitable music industry through an intersectional feminist provocation. Founded by artists, industry professionals, and institutions including NYC Winter Jazzfest, Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice, The New School, and M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Mentorships), the inaugural convening takes place at 2022 NYC Winter Jazzfest. For more information about This Is A Movement, click here: https://www.thisisamovement.com/ 

 

M³- Mutual Mentorship for Musicians
The Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) Residency at Winter Jazzfest is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

QWEST TV
Brought to you by Quincy Jones, Qwest TV is a video network dedicated to diverse music, unlocking over 1,300 hand-selected concerts, interviews, archival gems and documentaries. Spanning jazz, soul, funk, blues, hip-hop, global sounds, electronic and classical, enter a world of curated musical excellence that’s accessible to all. Co-founded and curated by Quincy Jones, the platform preserves the richness of history, while reflecting the present-day beauty and reality of culturally and racially diverse people. For more information: qwest.tv

 

ABOUT SUMMERSTAGE
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, global music, dance, and more, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, presenting 80 free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to all around the world. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit SummerStage.org.

 

ABOUT PRS FOUNDATION
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to a network of talent development partners and showcases in the UK and overseas. http://www.prsfoundation.com @PRSFoundation  

 


ABOUT WBGO-FM
WBGO is the global leader in jazz radio, broadcasting from the jazz capital of the world. Founded in 1979, WBGO is a publicly-supported cultural institution that preserves and elevates America’s music: jazz and blues. WBGO reaches a weekly audience of more than 400,000 in the New York/New Jersey metro area via 88.3FM. Through programs such as Jazz Night in America, produced in partnership with NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and WBGO’s position as content provider to NPR, its reach extends to millions more across the country. From its home base of Newark, New Jersey, Public Radio station WBGO has long been an anchor institution in community engagement through its partnerships, concerts, education and news programming.

 

A MESSAGE FROM WINTER JAZZFEST ABOUT COVID-19
As you well know, the world is facing yet another challenge of our resolve and our spirits from
the highly contagious Omicron variant of SARS CoV-2 (aka Covid-19). After much internal deliberation, hearing from the musicians, you, our audience, friends in the medical community and our staff, we have decided that the most responsible decision for the general welfare of all of you, is to currently postpone IN-PERSON events for the 18th Annual NYC Winter Jazzfest to later in the year. Even if we were to follow all current NYC & NYS guidelines with vaccination requirements and masking enforcement, we know many of you will be anxious to attend and given the heightened transmissibility of this variant, we feel that this is the most prudent way to proceed. The safety of our patrons, our staff, all musicians and of YOU is our main priority.