January is most definitely not anyone’s ideal month for being out and about in the city. All we want is to stay indoors and drink mulled wine. Lucky for us we can do that AND enjoy lots of great music thanks to Boom Collective and their annual NYC Winter Jazzfest. It takes place over 2 nights, 1/7 and 1/8, at 5 West Village venues; (Le) Poisson Rouge, Kenny’s Castaway, The Bitter End, Zinc Bar and Sullivan Hall, all located within a few blocks of each other. Featuring more than 60 cutting-edge jazz and experimental artists, this is the kind of festival that will keep you somewhere warm for hours at a time. We haven’t been promised mulled wine, but we know we won’t miss our house much with these stellar line-ups.
Donate a dollar for Haiti and get this dope gypsy track from Beats Antique: the download of “Les Enfants Perdus – The Lost Children” in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. The bluesy experimental track includes samples from singers and drummers in Haiti, plus samples of workers breaking stone with their axes.