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The 2021 NYC WINTER JAZZ FEST Celebrating 17 Seasons January - March, 2021

Announcing the 2021 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST Celebrating 17 Seasons, January - March, 2021 Presenting The Full Spectrum of Jazz



For the first time in our 17-year history, NYC Winter Jazzfest will not be presented in person due to the challenges of this pandemic. However the commitment to showcasing talent and uplifting concerns of our community has not wavered. This season will feature artists across disciplines in performance and conversation about the issues of our time. Programs will be presented in partnership with the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, The New School, SummerStage, and Voices of a People's History of the United States. All programs are FREE and open to the public.


Visit www.winterjazzfest.com


UPCOMING EVENTS:


A series of conversations led by Lalah Hathaway. (Guests TBA) February 4-7 More Details TBA



FERTILE GROUNDS Featuring Cecily Bumbray, Tsedaye Makonnen Fertile Grounds brings together visionary artists - jazz musicians and multidisciplinary artists - across disciplines to discuss their inspirations, and pursuits through their creative practice. While Jazz is at the heart of WJF's work, the imagination, introspection and ingenuity of the artists we present is not only found in this genre, or even just in the work of musicians. Fertile Grounds is a celebration and an acknowledgement of the expansive spirit of creativity which feeds, moves and inspires us. Hosted by Niama Safia Sandy.


February 10, 7pm


JAZZ, GENDER AND BLACK FEMINISM: WHAT WE CAN LEARN In partnership with the School of Jazz at The New School's College of Performing Arts and The Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Discussion with musicians, scholars and activists about the ways in which black feminist thought can help us make the cultural shifts necessary for more equity, acceptance and inclusion to exist in the artform. Participants TBA Hosted by Sarah Elizabeth Charles

February 11, 7pm

FERTILE GROUNDS Featuring Matana Roberts, guest TBA Fertile Grounds brings together visionary artists - jazz musicians and multidisciplinary artists - across disciplines to discuss their inspirations, and pursuits through their creative practice. While Jazz is at the heart of WJF's work, the imagination, introspection and ingenuity of the artists we present is not only found in this genre, or even just in the work of musicians. Fertile Grounds is a celebration and an acknowledgement of the expansive spirit of creativity which feeds, moves and inspires us. Moderated by Niama Safia Sandy

March 10, 7pm

REFLECTION ON GENDER BIAS In partnership with the School of Jazz at The New School's College of Performing Arts and The Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Discussion with musicians and mental health professionals about how we can use personal growth tools to acknowledge and work through inherent internal bias as it relates to gender. Participants TBA Hosted by Sarah Elizabeth Charles

Visit www.winterjazzfest.com

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