Winter Jazzfest features a dazzling array of musical talent and is both a bustling forum of discovery and a guaranteed blast. (It’s worth springing for the full-festival pass—a definite steal.) More than 100 sets take place at venues including Le Poisson Rouge, Judson Memorial Church and the Bitter End. Scores of artists are on the roster, including artist-in-residence Meshell Ndegeocello, Ezra Collective and Gilles Peterson.
Photo: Bart Babinski