Jazz Composers Collective Festival
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This six-night fest—celebrating the 20th anniversary of a beloved local partnership—should serve as a long overdue corrective to anyone still thinking of NYC jazz as a simple binary: Wynton Marsalis and his buttoned-up nostalgists uptown, and John Zorn and the rest of the punkish iconoclasts downtown. Check jazzstandard.com for full info on the nightly lineups, which include bands led by each JCC principal (Ben Allison, Ted Nash, Frank Kimbrough, Ron Horton and Michael Blake), as well as the collaborative Herbie Nichols Project.