The big guns of jazz flood the city with music for 9 days as the CareFusion JazzFestival New York gets underway. There are some big names (Herbie Hancock - who is being honored, india.arie, Bill Cosby, Ravi Coltrane) in jazz and some big names that I hadn't thought of as jazz musicians. They'll be playing in locations great (Carnegie Hall) and small, open air and covered, and not just in Manhattan either. Town Hall in Flushing, Queens is on the list.
Take a listen to the website, which is streaming some great music too. Tickets go from free (Summer Stage in Central Park) and up.
When: June 17-26
Where: Venues all over the City