Winter JazzFest

Winter JazzFest is a jazz talent showcase for for New York City jazz lovers and booking agents in town for APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals).

The core is a jazz marathon at founding night club Le Poisson Rouge and other Greenwich Village jazz clubs. All told, over 10,000 jazz lovers enjoy hundreds of artists playing in over one hundred groups.

This sells out every year, so buy your tickets and passes early.

Winter JazzFest 2020

The APAP showcase at multiple NYC venues from January 9-18, 2020.

This year’s festival features fourteen shows, the Winter JazzFest Marathon and a Brooklyn Marathon too.

Winter JazzFest Shows

There is only one Latin show this year.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 ~ Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso open for Brazilian samba star Seu Jorge with Rogê at The Town Hall in Midtown, NYC at 8pm.

Tickets from $55 at

Grammy-nominated Cohen is New York City’s own choro specialist. Choro is Brazilian carnival music from Rio de Janeiro. It’s not New Orleans jazz, but has a similar vibe.

The Winter JazzFest Marathon

Friday-Saturday, January 10-11, 2020 ~ The main event is at multiple jazz clubs in Greenwich Village, NYC. From $50

Latin artists include:

  • Italian-American Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet with Gretchen Parlato
  • Ivorian jazz drummer Anne Pacéo
  • French-Canadian jazz singer Dominique Fils-Aimé
  • Cuban jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa
  • Cuban salsa & timba singer Isaac Delgado (NG La Banda)
  • Italian jazz guitarist Pasquale Grasso
  • Italian jazz pianist Tommaso Cappelato

This year’s festival hotel is the Moxy Hotel in the East Village, NYC.

The Winter JazzFest Marathon Brooklyn

Friday, January 17, 2020 ~ From $35

Latin artists include:

For complete lineups, visit


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