Winter JazzFest 2017 Jazz marathon

Keep your cool in January at the Winter JazzFest marathon in the Village during APAP. Artists, including some Latin artists, perform for national booking agents. It sells out every year.

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Winter JazzFest 2017

Winter Jazz Fest 2017 starts with a couple of opening events on Thursday, January 5. The Jazz marathon is Friday-Saturday, January 6-7. The festival closes with special shows Sunday-Tuesday, January 8-10, 2017.

A Full Festival Pass is $160.
Marathon 2-day Pass is $80 in advance.
Marathon 1-day Pass is $45 in advance.
Other shows are individually ticketed.

Latin Artists on Friday, January 6

New School 12th Street Auditorium

66 West 12th Street

The multi-Grammy® Spanish Harlem Orchestra big band Salsa dance band plays at 8pm. It is led by Puerto Rican New Yorker Oscar Hernández and features some fine musicians from El Barrio.

Chilean tenor sax player Melissa Aldana plays at 9:20pm. Aldana plays straight ahead Jazz.

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

Cuban folk/jazz singer Daymé Arocena plays at 6:20pm. She makes a delicious mix somewhere between a Santería ceremony and Jazz.


204 Varick Street

Brazilian singer-songwriter Vinicius Cantuaria plays at 9:40pm. He plays contemporary pop over Bossa Nova.

The Bitter End

147 Bleecker Street

Grammy®-nominated Colombian saxophonist and composer Jay Rodriguez plays at 1:20am. He plays straight ahead Jazz. Paquito D’Rivera became his mentor when Rodriguez was barely a teenager.

Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd Street

Saxophonist Roy Nathanson plays with Cuban-American pianist Arturo O’Farrill at 11:40pm. The duo are long-time collaborators. O’Farrill won a 2016 Grammy “for Best Latin Jazz Album.”

Zinc Bar gets points for being owned by an Argentine-American family.

Latin Artists on Saturday, January 7

New School 5th Floor Theater

55 West 13th Street NYC

Colombian Jazz harpist’s Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble plays at 9:40pm. The Colombian harp is a Native American instrument. Castaneda makes it sound like a host of Jazz and Classical angels.

New School Glass Box Theater

55 West 13th Street

American trumpet player Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days plays at 9:20pm. Adam is the son of Cuban-American piano legend Arturo O’Farrill (and grandson of Chico), but Adam has his own chops.


45 Bleeker Street

Cuban Jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa plays at 10pm. He took first place in the Montreux Jazz Festival solo piano competition.

Multi-Grammy® winning Cuban-American Jazz band Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble plays at 11:20pm. Every one of this band’s albums has won or been Grammy nominated.

Spanish Jazz pianist Chano Dominguez plays at 12:40am. Dominguez brings a Flamenco touch to straight ahead Jazz.

Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd Street

Chilean Jazz singer Claudia Acuña and Chilean Connection plays at 7:40pm.

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