Winter Jazzfest 2011: Photos

  • Drummer Mike Pride led his quartet From Bacteria to Boys, with Alexis Marcelo on piano, Darius Jones on alto saxophone and Peter Bitenc on bass.
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    Drummer Mike Pride led his quartet From Bacteria to Boys, with Alexis Marcelo on piano, Darius Jones on alto saxophone and Peter Bitenc on bass.
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  • Butch Morris' unique style of spontaneous "conductions" was paired with the JD Allen trio and a large supporting ensemble in a project called Visionfugitive.
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    Butch Morris' unique style of spontaneous "conductions" was paired with the JD Allen trio and a large supporting ensemble in a project called Visionfugitive.
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  • Visionfugitive, with JD Allen on tenor saxophone and Butch Morris conducting.
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    Visionfugitive, with JD Allen on tenor saxophone and Butch Morris conducting.
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  • Saxophonist Charles Gayle led a trio which included bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan.
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    Saxophonist Charles Gayle led a trio which included bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan.
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  • The Malian singer, guitarist and percussionist Abdoulaye Diabate performed with a band called Source.
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    The Malian singer, guitarist and percussionist Abdoulaye Diabate performed with a band called Source.
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  • Matana Roberts played a short solo set at Zinc Bar.
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    Matana Roberts played a short solo set at Zinc Bar.
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  • The Anat Cohen quartet, featuring Vicente Archer on bass and Daniel Freedman on drums, welcomed Anat's brother, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, to the stage. Pianist Jason Lindner is not shown.
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    The Anat Cohen quartet, featuring Vicente Archer on bass and Daniel Freedman on drums, welcomed Anat's brother, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, to the stage. Pianist Jason Lindner is not shown.
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  • Steve Coleman wore his standard t-shirt and backwards ball cap ensemble to his gig with his band Five Elements. Shown here are Jen Shyu on vocals, Marcus Gilmore at drums and Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet.
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    Steve Coleman wore his standard t-shirt and backwards ball cap ensemble to his gig with his band Five Elements. Shown here are Jen Shyu on vocals, Marcus Gilmore at drums and Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet.
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  • Jen Shyu performs with Steve Coleman and Five Elements.
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    Jen Shyu performs with Steve Coleman and Five Elements.
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  • In addition to appearing with Steve Coleman, Jen Shyu presented her own project Jade Tongue, singing, dancing and playing the electric piano and Vietnamese moon lute.
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    In addition to appearing with Steve Coleman, Jen Shyu presented her own project Jade Tongue, singing, dancing and playing the electric piano and Vietnamese moon lute.
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  • The bassist Chris Lightcap is more often a sideman than leader, but got to show off his own compositions with his band Bigmouth. Pictured here are Chris Cheek on tenor saxophone and Gerald Cleaver on drums.
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    The bassist Chris Lightcap is more often a sideman than leader, but got to show off his own compositions with his band Bigmouth. Pictured here are Chris Cheek on tenor saxophone and Gerald Cleaver on drums.
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  • Clarinetist and saxophonist Don Byron performed at Le Poisson Rouge, the largest stage, with his New Gospel Quintet.
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    Clarinetist and saxophonist Don Byron performed at Le Poisson Rouge, the largest stage, with his New Gospel Quintet.
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  • DK Dyson was the exuberant lead singer of Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet. Brad Jones, on bass, also supplied backing vocals, as did Byron himself.
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    DK Dyson was the exuberant lead singer of Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet. Brad Jones, on bass, also supplied backing vocals, as did Byron himself.
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  • The James Carney Group, led by the pianist, features Mark Ferber on drums, Josh Roseman on trombone, Chris Lightcap on bass and Ralph Alessi on trumpet.
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    The James Carney Group, led by the pianist, features Mark Ferber on drums, Josh Roseman on trombone, Chris Lightcap on bass and Ralph Alessi on trumpet.
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  • Kurt Knuffke's quartet featured Brian Drye on trombone, Mark Helias on bass and Jeff Davis on drums.
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    Kurt Knuffke's quartet featured Brian Drye on trombone, Mark Helias on bass and Jeff Davis on drums.
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  • The quartet Bad Touch, led by alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, features Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on organ and Ted Poor on drums.
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    The quartet Bad Touch, led by alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, features Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on organ and Ted Poor on drums.
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  • Nels Cline perfomed a set of ambient improvisations on guitar and effects, responding to and bouncing ideas off live painter Norton Wisdom.
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    Nels Cline perfomed a set of ambient improvisations on guitar and effects, responding to and bouncing ideas off live painter Norton Wisdom.
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  • Norton Wisdom paints, Nels Cline shreds.
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    Norton Wisdom paints, Nels Cline shreds.
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  • Norton Wisdom created large sketches, then partially erased them, and then built new images based on the remnants.
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    Norton Wisdom created large sketches, then partially erased them, and then built new images based on the remnants.
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  • The small marching band Asphalt Orchestra played two set breaks during the festival.
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    The small marching band Asphalt Orchestra played two set breaks during the festival.
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  • The current incarnation of pianist Jacky Terrasson's trio features unrelated peers Ben Williams on bass and Jamire Williams on drums.
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    The current incarnation of pianist Jacky Terrasson's trio features unrelated peers Ben Williams on bass and Jamire Williams on drums.
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  • The jazz guitarist Doug Wamble has been exploring his singer-songwriter side lately, as he did at The Bitter End on day two.
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    The jazz guitarist Doug Wamble has been exploring his singer-songwriter side lately, as he did at The Bitter End on day two.
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  • The young vocalist Gregory Porter played the first set anywhere on night two.
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    The young vocalist Gregory Porter played the first set anywhere on night two.
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  • Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar led Two Rivers, an ensemble that blends Iraqi maqam with jazz improvisation. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa was a more-than-willing microtonal explorer.
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    Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar led Two Rivers, an ensemble that blends Iraqi maqam with jazz improvisation. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa was a more-than-willing microtonal explorer.
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  • The Charlie Hunter trio welcomed the tap dancer Tamango on stage.
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    The Charlie Hunter trio welcomed the tap dancer Tamango on stage.
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  • Saxophonist Tia Fuller performed with her working quartet, including her sister Shamie Royston on piano (and her brother-in-law Rudy Royston on drums).
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    Saxophonist Tia Fuller performed with her working quartet, including her sister Shamie Royston on piano (and her brother-in-law Rudy Royston on drums).
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Photos from the New York Winter Jazzfest 2011, held Jan. 7-8, 2011 at five nearby venues in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. For a recap of some of the 60 performances during the music marathon, click here.

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