Winter Jazzfest 2012: Photos

  • Sandra St. Victor sings with Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra in a revue of music by Sly and the Family Stone.
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    Sandra St. Victor sings with Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra in a revue of music by Sly and the Family Stone.
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  • Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa assembled a unique lineup of friends for the Winter Jazzfest, a group with similar instrumentation to the band on his latest album, Samdhi.
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    Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa assembled a unique lineup of friends for the Winter Jazzfest, a group with similar instrumentation to the band on his latest album, Samdhi.
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  • Bassist Ben Allison (center) played an all-strings trio lineup with Steve Cardenas on guitar and Jenny Scheinman on violin.
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    Bassist Ben Allison (center) played an all-strings trio lineup with Steve Cardenas on guitar and Jenny Scheinman on violin.
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  • Jenny Scheinman led her own band Mischief and Mayhem, featuring guitarist Nels Cline, at Le Poisson Rouge.
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    Jenny Scheinman led her own band Mischief and Mayhem, featuring guitarist Nels Cline, at Le Poisson Rouge.
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  • French-Moroccan singer Malika Zarra performed at Zinc Bar.
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    French-Moroccan singer Malika Zarra performed at Zinc Bar.
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  • Guitarist Julian Lage wrote a new set of compositions for his five-piece band, including saxophonist Dan Blake.
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    Guitarist Julian Lage wrote a new set of compositions for his five-piece band, including saxophonist Dan Blake.
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  • Reedman Oscar Noriega played Kenny's Castaways with a band assembled by fellow saxophonist Pete Robbins.
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    Reedman Oscar Noriega played Kenny's Castaways with a band assembled by fellow saxophonist Pete Robbins.
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  • Michael Blake (right) performed with his band Hellbent, featuring Charlie Burnham on violin and Marcus Rojas on tuba.
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    Michael Blake (right) performed with his band Hellbent, featuring Charlie Burnham on violin and Marcus Rojas on tuba.
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  • Guitarist Gilad Hekselman's set at Zinc Bar featured Joe Martin on bass.
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    Guitarist Gilad Hekselman's set at Zinc Bar featured Joe Martin on bass.
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  • Guitarist Marc Ribot played with his trio Ceramic Dog at Sullivan Hall.
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    Guitarist Marc Ribot played with his trio Ceramic Dog at Sullivan Hall.
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  • Trombonist Curtis Hasselbring started the festival at Le Poisson Rouge with his band, the New Mellow Edwards.
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    Trombonist Curtis Hasselbring started the festival at Le Poisson Rouge with his band, the New Mellow Edwards.
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  • Long waits to enter venues and to purchase/pick up tickets at Winter Jazzfest caused pileups of foot traffic.
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    Long waits to enter venues and to purchase/pick up tickets at Winter Jazzfest caused pileups of foot traffic.
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  • David Murray led a 10-piece ensemble in music associated with Nat King Cole's Spanish-language albums.
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    David Murray led a 10-piece ensemble in music associated with Nat King Cole's Spanish-language albums.
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  • The harmonica player Gregoire Maret played with a quartet featuring Federico Gonzalez Peña on piano, Ben Williams on electric bass, and Clarence Penn on drums.
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    The harmonica player Gregoire Maret played with a quartet featuring Federico Gonzalez Peña on piano, Ben Williams on electric bass, and Clarence Penn on drums.
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  • Vocalist Melanie Charles was featured in Soul Squad, the funk band of saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (second from left).
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    Vocalist Melanie Charles was featured in Soul Squad, the funk band of saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (second from left).
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  • Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, known largely as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic, assembled a large ensemble to play funky originals and his versions of standards.
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    Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, known largely as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic, assembled a large ensemble to play funky originals and his versions of standards.
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  • The line outside Zinc Bar, a small cellar venue, frequently wrapped around the block.
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    The line outside Zinc Bar, a small cellar venue, frequently wrapped around the block.
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  • Inside Zinc Bar, guitarist Lionel Loueke (left) played material from his upcoming album, with a new band of Michael Olatuja (bass) and Mark Guiliana (drums).
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    Inside Zinc Bar, guitarist Lionel Loueke (left) played material from his upcoming album, with a new band of Michael Olatuja (bass) and Mark Guiliana (drums).
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  • Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (left), a last-minute addition to the lineup, performed in a trio with bassist Matthew Garrison. Their fathers, John Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison respectively, also played in a band together.
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    Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (left), a last-minute addition to the lineup, performed in a trio with bassist Matthew Garrison. Their fathers, John Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison respectively, also played in a band together.
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  • Vijay Iyer's trio set at Le Poisson Rouge was one of the most packed of the festival.
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    Vijay Iyer's trio set at Le Poisson Rouge was one of the most packed of the festival.
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  • The Vijay Iyer trio with Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums) largely played material from an upcoming album, Accelerando.
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    The Vijay Iyer trio with Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums) largely played material from an upcoming album, Accelerando.
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  • Saxophonist Steve Lehman performed with his trio of Matt Brewer (bass) and Damion Reid (drums).
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    Saxophonist Steve Lehman performed with his trio of Matt Brewer (bass) and Damion Reid (drums).
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  • Drummer Allison Miller led her band Boom Tic Boom at The Bitter End.
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    Drummer Allison Miller led her band Boom Tic Boom at The Bitter End.
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  • Drummer Justin Brown led a band at Sullivan Hall as part of a Revive Music-curated lineup on Saturday night.
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    Drummer Justin Brown led a band at Sullivan Hall as part of a Revive Music-curated lineup on Saturday night.
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Scenes from the 2012 New York Winter Jazzfest, held Jan. 6-7, 2012 at five nearby venues in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. For a recap of some of the performances during the music marathon, click here.

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