Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 10: The 2009 NYC Winter JazzFest

boomBOOM proudly announces
The 2009 NYC Winter Jazzfest
Saturday January 10th – Arts Presenters Showcase (APAP)

An album pre-release event featuring
Jeff "Tain" Watts,
Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Prometheus Jenkins

2009 NYC Winter Jazzfest Showcasing Artists (full personnel listing & showtimes below):
Aaron Parks
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
By Any Means (Parker/Gayle/Ali)
Claudia Acuña
Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio (Byron/Moran/Harland)
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Jason Moran's Bandwagon
Jonathan Batiste Trio
Lafayette Gilchrist Trio
Marco Benevento Trio
Robert Glasper Trio
Sarah Morrow "Elektric Air"
Sexmob plays 'Sexotica' with DJ Olive
Tar Baby (Evans/Dillard/Revis/Waits)
Taylor Ho Bynum's Positive Catastrophe
Theo Bleckman's "Berlin - Las Vegas"
Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
'The Watts Project'... featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride,

Prometheus Jenkins
Will Calhoun Native Land Experience

Brice Rosenbloom of boomBOOM Presents is proud to announce the 2009 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST lineup. The festival is to be held on January 10th, 2009 in New York City. This year the NYC Winter Jazzfest moves from Tribeca to the West Village, taking over three venues, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall and Kenny's Castaways from 6pm - 4am. This marks the fifth year of the annual Winter JazzFest, and its continued mission to showcase top quality jazz and experimental music.

The 2009 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will feature over 20 different jazz groups during the Arts Presenters (APAP) conference. Similar to past years the festival will provide an opportunity for artists to showcase in front of presenters, promoters, talent buyers, educators, musicians and avid fans. Over 5000 arts professionals will be in New York City for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference from January 9-13. As there will be hundreds of showcases scheduled throughout the weekend around the city both at the Hilton Hotel and in alternative venues, Winter Jazzfest offers APAP conference attendees, and the general public, the opportunity to experience the best of today's new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings. Once famed as the focal point of New York City's rich jazz and live music scene, Bleecker Street and the Village provide for an ideal festival experience with jazz and experimental music groups performing all night at three of the neighborhood's esteemed venues within close proximity of eachother. On this night the 2009 NYC Winter Jazzfest hopes to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the Village and bring jazz fans back to Bleecker Street. The 2009 NYC Jazzfest includes over 20 of today’s most interesting jazz groups from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Baltimore,Tulsa, Jerusalem, Chile, and Cuba.

Currently new jazz groups are under represented, yet they are culturally essential to the continued development and future of jazz and the cultivation of new audiences for jazz. Jazz artists need support and exposure to the significant institutional booking forum that the Arts Presenters conferences represent. Winter Jazzfest is pleased to offer a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the future of jazz.

This year NYC Winter Jazzfest offers a special premium concert...
Jeff "Tain" Watts presents a pre-release concert featuring Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Prometheus Jenkins at midnight on January 10th at Le Poisson Rouge

The Watts Project will be performing all new music from the CD "WATTS", a Socio-Political Concept Album, with tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and bassist Christian McBride. "WATTS" - the dynamic follow-up to Tain's 2007 release, "Folk's Songs" on his own Dark Key Music label - is an excellent twenty-first century example of percussion and politics, swing and sarcasm, and improvisation and irony. The title of the CD refers to the leader's last name, and it also corresponds with the CD cover shot of the famous Watts Towers, which is the symbol of the notorious mid-sixties Los Angeles race riots, and the hometown of the mercurial bassist/composer Charles Mingus. Blessed with complexity, power and imagination, Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based drummer/composer/bandleader Jeff "Tain" Watts burst onto the scene in the eighties with Wynton and Branford Marsalis. He has since distinguished himself as the most influential and innovative drummer of his generation, as a valued sideman and recording artist, with four recordings as a leader. "WATTS" is released worldwide February 3rd 2009.

The NYC Winter Jazzfest welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to RSVP and reserve their Full-Club Pass to the 2009 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST on January 10th, by emailing, RSVP required. Only 2009 APAP Conference attendees are able to RSVP.

APAP members may purchase a ticket to the midnight Premium Show of 'THE WATTS PROJECT' at a reduced ticket price of $25. Email for details. General Admission tickets to the midnight Premium Show of 'Watts" including a full festival pass are available by for $45 at This ticket includes access to ALL festival showcases throughout the night.

Full-Club Passes are available to the General Public for $25 at
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2009 NYC Winter Jazzfest Showcasing Artists

Aaron Parks
Aaron Parks, piano / Mike Moreno, guitar / Matt Penman, bass / Eric Harland, drums

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, vocals / Anat Fort, piano / Sean Conly, bass / Allison Miller, drums / Loren Stillman, saxophone

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
Greg Tate, conduction/laptop / Lisala, vocals / Karma Mayet Johnson, vocals / Maya Acuzena, vocals / Justice Dilla X, vocals / Mikel Banks, vocals/freak-a-phone / Lewis "Flip" Barnes Jr., trumpet / Micah Gaugh, alto sax / Avram Fefer, tenor sax / Paula Henderson, bari sax / Josh Sinton, bari clarinet / Dave Smith, trombone / Miles Reilly. piano / Bruce Mack, synthesizer / Ben Tyree, guitar / Asim Barnes, guitar / Andre Lassalle, guitar / Rene Akan, guitar / Mazz Swift, violin/vocals / Will Martina, cello / Jason DiMatteo, acoustic bass / Jared Michael Nickerson, electric bass / Trevor Holder, drums

By Any Means
William Parker, bass / Charles Gayle, saxophone / Rashied Ali, drums

Claudia Acuña
Claudia Acuna, vocals / John Cowherd, piano / Juancho Herrera, guitar / Carlos Henderson, bass / Samuel Torres, percussion / Yayo Serka, drums

Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Dafnis Prieto, drums / Peter Apfelbaum, saxophones, melodica / Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Dave Binney, saxophones / Manuel Valera, piano / Charles Flores, bass

Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio
Don Byron, clarinet, tenor sax / Jason Moran, piano / Eric Harland, drums

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Brian Haas, piano / Josh Raymer, drums / Chris Combs, lap steel guitar / Matt Hayes, bass

Jason Moran's Bandwagon
Jason Moran, piano / Tarus Mateen, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums

Jonathan Batiste Trio
Jonathan Batiste, piano / Phil Kuehn, bass / Joe Saylor, drums

Lafayette Gilchrist Trio
Lafayette Gilchrist, piano / Nathan Reynolds, drums / Anthony Blue Jenkins, bass

Marco Benevento Trio
Marco Benevento, piano / Marc Friedman, bass / Andrew Barr, drums

Robert Glasper Trio
Robert Glasper, piano / Alan Hampton, bass / Jamire Willims, drums

Sarah Morrow "Elektric Air"
Sarah Morrow, augmented trombone / Robert Glasper, piano and rhodes / Earl Travis, bass / Jamire Williams, drums / Val-Inc, turntables

Sexmob Plays "Sexotica"
Steven Bernstein, slide-trumpet / Briggan Krauss, alto, baritone saxophone, laptop / Kenny Wolleson, drums, percussion / Tony Scherr, electric bass / DJ Olive, turntables, laptop

Tar Baby
Orrin Evans, piano / Stacy Dillard, saxophone / Eric Revis, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums

Taylor Ho Bynum’s Positive Catastrophe
Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, co-leader / Abraham Gomez-Delgado, percussion, voice, co-leader / Jen Shyu, voice, erhu / Matt Bauder, tenor sax, clarinet / Michael Attias, baritone sax / Mark Taylor, french horn / Reut Regev, trombone / Pete Fitzpatrick, guitar / Alvaro Benevides, bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Theo Bleckman "Berlin - Las Vegas" with the Todd Reynolds Strong Quartet
The Bleckmann, voice / Rob Schwimmer, piano / Todd Reynolds String Quartet featuring Courtney Orlando, Caleb Burhans, Clarice Jenson

Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
Toshi Reagon, vocals, guitar / Fred Cash, bass / Robert "Chicken" Burke, drums / Judith Casselberry, guitar, vocals / Catherine Russell, mandolin, vocals / Adam Widoff, electric guitar

'The Watts Project' *
featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Prometheus Jenkins
Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums / Terence Blanchard, trumpet / Christian McBride, bass / Prometheus Jenkins, saxophone

Will Calhoun Native Land Experience
Will Calhoun, drums, loops, indigenous percussion / Mark Kelly, bass / Marc Cary, keys, Piano / Corey Wilkes, trumpet / Marcus Strickland, saxophone
* APAP members may purchase a ticket to the midnight Premium Show of 'THE WATTS PROJECT' at a reduced ticket price of $25. Email for details. General Admission tickets to the midnight Premium Show of 'Watts" including a full festival pass are available for $45 at This ticket includes access to ALL festival showcases throughout the night.

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street
Kenny's Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street


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