NYC Winter Jazz Fest has revealed the first wave of its 2022 artist and event lineup. The festival will return on January 13th–22nd with over 500 musicians and 100 groups spread across 12 venues in New York City.

In its 18th year, NYC Winter Jazz Fest promises ten nights of extraordinary programming, marquee performances, major world premieres, and more. As part of the momentous occasion, NYCWJF and Moon31 have partnered and curated a day to screen, discuss, and engage with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson‘s award-winning film, Summer of Soul on Martin Luther King Jr.‘s birthday, January 15th. Questlove’s directorial debut contains yet-unreleased footage of the Harlem Cultural Festival from nearly 50 years ago, as well as interviews with original performing artists, attendees, and present-day Harlem residents. A conversation following the film’s screening at Roulette will ensue with Questlove, producer Joseph Patel, and chief curator of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Nwaka Onwusa.

Questlove will then head to Brooklyn’s House of Yes for a DJ set, alongside Georgia Anne Muldrow and Makaya McCraven, as well as a live curated performance from Grammy-award winner Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.

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NYCWJF has also tapped Angel Bat Dawid as an artist in residence. The composer and multi-instrumentalist will host the world premiere of Afro-Town Topics: A Mythological Afrofuturist Revue. Bat Dawid’s event will present a Fats Waller-inspired original score using the traditional framework of a musical revue as a compositional blueprint with the intention of creating and exploring the production of new Afro sonic realities and futures. She will also perform a DJ set at the opening night event at City Winery on January 13th, as well as present her Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty on January 14th during the NYCWJF Marathon—the festival’s signature, multi-artist, multi-venue experience.

Additional artists and events also include the live debut of bassist Pino Palladino and multi-instrumentalist/producer Blake Mills, featuring drummer Sam Gendel and saxophonist Abraham Rounds, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet, Samara JoyMahogany Browne, and many more.

Head to the NYC Winter Jazz Fest website for more information and tickets to individual events, and scroll down for a complete list of artists on the initial 2022 lineup.

NYC Winter Jazz Fest Lineup

Angel Bat Dawid (Artist-in-Residence)
Alan Braufman
Alicia Olatuja
Allison Miller
Anjna Swaminathan
Antonio Sánchez – A Bad Hombre Project
Ben LaMar Gay
Brianna Thomas
Camila Nebbia
Camille Thurman
Caroline Davis
Chien Chien Lu
Cleo Reed
Code-Switch with Nasheet Waits, JD Allen, Eric Revis
Connie Han Trio
Craig Taborn
Dave Harrington Pranksters East
Eden Girma
Erica Lindsay
Fay Victor
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Gilles Peterson (virtual)
Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade
Harriet Tubman
In Common: Walter Smith III and Matt Stevens featuring Kris Davis/Harish Raghavan/Terri Lyne Carrington
Jaimie Branch
James “Blood” Ulmer
James Brandon Lewis
James Francies, Joel Ross, Blaque Dynamite
Jen Shyu
Joel Ross
Julian Lage
Julius Rodriguez
Kassa Overall
Kate Gentile
Lakecia Benjamin
Lesley Mok
Louis Hayes
Mahogany Browne
Makaya McCraven
Malika Zarra
Marc Ribot Trio
Marshall Allen
Matthew Whitaker
Maurice Brown
Maya Keren
Melanie Charles
Michele Rosewoman
Miki Yamanaka
Miriam Elhajli
Monnette Sudler
Nate Mercereau
Nate Smith +KINFOLK
Nduduzo Makhathini
Pino Palladino and Blake Mills featuring Sam Gendel and Abraham Rounds
Ray Angry
Romarna Campbell
Rudresh Mahanthappa Hero Trio
Sam Gendel
Samantha Boshnack
Samara Joy
Samir LanGus
Samora Pinderhughes GRIEF
Sana Nagano
Sara Serpa
Sarah Elizabeth Charles SCOPE
Shai Maestro Quartet
Shanta Nurullah
Sistazz of The Nitty Gritty
Steph Richards +Supersense
Sumi Tonooka
SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter
Takuya Kuroda
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet
Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science
Thana Alexa
The Bad Plus
The Jazz Gallery All-Stars
Theo Croker
Tim Berne Duo with Gregg Belisle-Chi
Val Inc. AKA Val Jeanty
Zoh Amba

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