14th Winter JazzFest 2018 brings together 10,000 Jazz lovers

Winter JazzFest is an annual January music festival where a few established artists and many up-and-comers perform for booking agents in the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and the general public.

Put together by the team at Le Poisson Rouge, Winter JazzFest has grown into from a one-night, one-venue program into seven days of hot music for an estimated 10,000 Jazz lovers.

Latin Artists at Winter JazzFest 2018

Alexis Cuadrado The Immigrant

Cuadrado is New York-based Spanish bass player, composer, and leader originally from Barcelona.

Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Sanchez is a Mexico City-born American drummer. He scored Birdman by Academy-Award winning Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Banda Magda

Banda Magda has Greek, Argentine, Japanese, Colombian, and American members.


Buika is the Spanish Queen of Flamenco Soul

Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra

Meza is Chilean.

Don Byron / Aruán Ortiz Duo

Ortiz is Cuban.

Esperanza Spalding

Spalding is African-American – Native American – Hispanic – Welsh. She has done a lot of work with Brazilian music because she feels the musicality of the language.

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo with Special Guest Sheila Jordan

Moutin is French.

Jean-Michel Balis

Balis is French – Canadian.

José James

A Jazz singer for the Hip-Hop generation.

Laura Perrudin featuring Becca Stevens

Perrudin is French.

Luciana Souza’s “Word Strings” featuring Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colley

Souza and Pinheiro are Brazilian

Manuel Valera Trio

Valera is a Cuban-born New Yorker.

Nubya Garcia

Simona Premazzi

Premazzi is Italian.

Susie Ibarra’s Dreamtime Ensemble

Ibarra is Filipino.

Winter JazzFest 2018 Venues

The Town Hall

Bitter End
New School
(Le) Poisson Rouge
Zinc Bar


Bowery Ballroom


The Django at the Roxy Hotel

Winter JazzFest Latin Schedule

Friday, January 12


Spanish Flamenco Soul singer Buika plays The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. $40 – $70.

Jazz Marathon

New School Jazz Building, 2nd Floor Theater

55 West 13th St

  • 6:40 pm ~ Alexis Cuadrado – The Immigrant

45 Bleecker St

  • 6:20 pm ~ François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo with Special Guest Sheila Jordan
  • 9 pm ~ Jean-Michel Blais
Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd St

  • 7:40 pm ~ Manuel Valera Trio
  • 1 am ~ Don Byron / Aruán Ortiz Duo

Winter JazzFest 2018 Tickets

Get tickets or links to venue ticketing at www.winterjazzfest.com

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