This week’s edition of Strictly Jazz Sounds features a New Year’s Eve of clubbing in New York City. We’ll start at Birdland with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and Steve Kuhn then go to the Blue Note for some Dizzy and then head over to the Half Note for Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio and settle in for the rest of the night at the Village Vanguard. We’ll catch Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Geri Allen, Cecile McLorin Savant, Chucho Valdes and the headliner John Coltrane. Betty Carter and Christian McBride will be part of the Village Vanguard after-set. Join Steve Braunginn on New Year’s Eve, 2-5 PM CT, as he goes into the heart of Manhattan to take in a New Year’s Eve of live jazz! Only on WORT 89.9 FM (wortfm.org) in Madison, WI. Your place for jazz!
Photo of Geri Allen by Steve Braunginn. Taken at an event hosted by Full Compass Systems for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium.