Live Concert Photography: Winter Jazzfest and Revive Music Present: Revive Yo’ Feelings at Webster Hall 1/11/20 feat. Robert Glasper Terrace Martin’s “Gray Area” and Makaya McCraven’s “We’re New Here Again: A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron”
Founded in 2005 Winter Jazzfest was founded to celebrate jazz as a vital, living entity — one that honors and reveres its past while embracing innovation and creativity. But at its heart, the festival is centered around several fundamental question for those who love and know jazz: “What exactly is jazz? What can jazz be — and sound like?”
Initially started as a single-night, one-stage showcase, the festival has expanded exponentially while becoming a hotbed of exciting new sonic and aesthetic developments within the jazz world: by 2017. the critically applauded festival spanned 14 stages in venues across Downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and elsewhere, featuring over 700 artists and 150 groups from all over the world.
Winter Jazzfest has become a home for exciting and forward-thinking contemporary jazz being created and played right now, and as result it manages to attract a deeply engaged, discerning audience that includes a diverse range of fans, critics, journalists and tastemakers from across North American and over 20 countries quickly becoming a key destination for those looking for new talent and new sounds.
Although 2020 has finally come to a close, there’s something that most of us can agree on: last year was a real fucking asshole. The pandemic and my mom’s health threw both career plans and coverage plans out of the window for a variety of reasons. Originally, I was going to write an extensive review of Winter Jazzfest — but 2020; however, I took some great photos that I’ll be sharing throughout the early part of this year.
- Pete Rock
- Igmar Thomas’ Revive Big Band with special guests that included Nicholas Peyton, Terrace Martin, Alice Smith, The Baylor Project and the legendary Dee Dee Bridgewater.
- Makaya McCraven and his incredibly talented band playing his acclaimed album In These Times in its entirety.
- Ambrose Akinmurise
The second of two star-studded nights at Webster Hall was a benefit show case sponsored and produced by Winter Jazzfest and Revive Music that featured an equally impressive and acclaimed lineup that included:
- Robert Glasper — with a guest spot from Common and many others
- Terrace Martin and his band playing his critically applauded album Gray Area
- Mackaya McCraven and his incredibly talented band, playing his brilliant tribute/re-imagining of Gil Scott-Heron‘s posthumously released Nothing New titled We’re New Here Again.
Check out photos below.
Terrace Martin’s Gray Area
Macaya McCraven’s We’re New Here Again: A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron