Drummer Allison Miller performs at Winter Jazzfest this weekend.
Drummer Allison Miller performs at Winter Jazzfest this weekend. Smith Banfield
New York City's annual Winter Jazzfest, held this weekend, speeds ahead. After hitting a brief roadblock — a dispute between the musicians union and the festival's curators — the event's course layout has expanded to five venues throughout two nights on some of the busiest blocks in Manhattan.
Musicians, agents, managers, concert presenters and fans swarm around to scope out the latest offerings — some by legends, but mostly by emerging artists. It's a sensory overload, stacked with all-star lineups, wall-to-wall performances and curious crowds. In the spirit of last year's preview, be on the lookout for these musicians at Winter Jazzfest.