Winter Jazzfest illustrates just why the City is aptly known as the Jazz capital of the world.


Since its founding in 2005, Winter Jazzfest has cemented a reputation as a hotbed of cultural discovery, presenting new and exciting sounds and scenes throughout New York.

Praised by New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR and others, the festival continues to grow as a dynamic rate, from its original one-day single-location program, to a 2020 itinerary that spanned 21 stages over eleven nights, in Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, featuring over 700 artists, and more than 170 groups. In 2015, the festival was voted “#1 Jazz Festival in North America” by JazzTimes magazine, and has become a pivotal destination for any arts leaders and cultural cognoscenti who visit the city early in the year.

The music marathon that takes place during the festival’s Friday and Saturday nights has, in particular, become recognized as a crucial, unique New York nightlife offering, giving audiences full access to all participating venues from early evening, deep into the wee wee hours. Winter Jazzfest is an unparalleled experience for educated consumers of jazz, experimental sound and global creative impulses. In 2020, that meant welcoming 17,000 deeply engaged audience members. Due to the challenges faced by the pandemic the 2021 festival will offer continuity through conversations, programming, and other virtual programming in January 2021 and beyond.


Director & Cinematographer: Todd Sines
Assistant Camera: Madelyn Doubousque
Executive Producer: Brice Rosenbloom
Music: Terri Lynn Carrington & Morgan Guerin of Social Science
Production & Post: + SCALE