Winter Jazzfest 2024: Shabaka, Hannibal Buress, Moor Mother, a Ryuichi Sakamoto tribute, more

The 2024 edition of NYC Winter Jazzfest, which is celebrating its 20th season, runs January 10-18 at venues all over the city. Shabaka Hutchings, whose bands Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming have both gone on permanent hiatus, is this year’s Artist in Residence and will make six appearances, including performances with esperanza spalding, Saul Williams, Jason Moran, Joe Lovano and more.

The rest of the initial 2024 lineup also includes a Ryuichi Sakamoto celebration, sets from both Moor Mother, Irreversible Entanglements (of which Moor Mother is also a member), Marshall Allen’s Ghost Horizons, Georgia Anne Muldrow, MonoNeon, Hannibal Buress, Saul Williams, Marc Ribot, Rafiq Bhatia, Jose James, Brandee Younger, Carl Hancock Rux, Carlos Niño, DJ Spooky, Elucid, Gilles Peterson, Joe Lovano, Laraaji, Mary Halvorson, Thomas Fujiwa, Hess is More, Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets), Natural Information Society, Steve Gunn, Shahzad Ismaily, The Jazz Passengers, The Messthetics, Matana Roberts, Joel Ross, Zoh Amba, Alex Zhang Hungtai / Che Chen / Leo Chang, “The Harvest Time Project: A Tribute to Pharoah Sanders w/ Tisziji Munoz & Joshua Abrams,” and more.

There will be two separate Marathon nights where a pass allows you to jump from venue to venue: Manhattan on January 12 and Brooklyn on January 13. Tickets for both Marathons are currently on Early Bird presale through Wednesday, October 25 at 10 AM.

More artists are still to be announced. Check out the full 2024 Winter Jazzfest lineup as it stands, below. More info at the festival’s website.

Shabaka (artist in residence)
Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets)
Alex Zhang Hungtai, Che Chen, Leo Chang
Alexis Lombre
Allysha Joy
Angelika Niescier, Tomeka Reid, Savannah Harris
Anna Webber ‘Shimmer Wince’
Anthony Tidd’s Sanity with Ursula Rucker
Bark Culture
Billy Hart
Black Buttafly
Brandee Younger
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber
Caroline Davis’ Alula
Carl Hancock Rux
Carlos Niño
Charles Burnham
Christie Dashiell
Cisco Swank
Cyro Baptista
Elsa Nilsson
esperanza spalding
Gary Bartz
Genevieve Artadi Trio ft. Louis Cole and Chris Fishman
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Gilles Peterson
Guy Mintus
Hannibal Buress
Hess Is More
Immanuel Wilkins
Irreversible Entanglements
Jason Moran
Joe Lovano
Joel Ross
Jose James presents 1978
Julius Rodriguez
Kalia Vandever
Karl Denson Project
Kweku Sumbry
Little Big w/ Aaron Parks, Greg Tuohey, DJ Ginyard & JK Kim
Luke Stewart
Marc Ribot Trio w/ James Brandon Lewis
Marc Ribot & Mary Halvorson
Marshall Allen’s Ghost Horizons
Mary Halvorson & Thomas Fujiwara
Matana Roberts
Micah Thomas Trio
Miguel Atwood Ferguson
Milena Casado
Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic
Melanie Charles Trio w/ Endea Owens and Savannah Harris
Moor Mother
Morgan Guerin
Natalie Greffel
Natural Information Society
Nduduzo Makhathini
Next Jazz Legacy
Nicole Mitchell
Queen Esther
Rafiq Bhatia with Chris Pattishall
Ray Angry
Rich Medina
Roy Nathanson’s ’82 Days’
Ryuichi Sakamoto Celebration
Samora Pinderhughes
Saul Williams
Simon Moullier
Terri Lyne Carrington
The Harvest Time Project: A Tribute to Pharoah Sanders w/ Tisziji Munoz & Joshua Abrams
The Jazz Passengers
The Messthetics with James Brandon Lewis
Tineke Postma Aria Group
Tobias Meinhart
Tyshawn Sorey
Zacchae’us Paul
Zoh Amba, Shahzad Ismaily, Jim White, Steve Gunn