Bright Dog Red Winter Jazzfest 2020

Bright Dog Red to appear at Winter Jazzfest 2020, the #1 Jazz Festival in North America (JazzTimes Magazine).

“Starting as a jazz-meets-hip-hop jam band with a loosely-defined membership, Bright Dog Red has become a fixture on the NYC jazz and improvisation scene” (Jazz Journal, London, UK). Playing Winter Jazzfest in the wake of the group’s two acclaimed Ropeadope Releases seems an apt next step for this “group on the rise” (The Bolg). BDR’s set will feature its signature sound, “an innovative and psychedelic mesh of jazz, hip-hop and electronica” (The Alt Weekly).

The version of the group set to appear includes drummer and band leader Joe Pignato, alto saxophonist Eric Person, tenor saxophonist Mike LaBombard, electronic musician Cody Davies, bassist Anthony Berman, guitarist and bassist Tyreek Jackson, and rapper and poet, Matt Coonan.

Winter Jazzfest, scheduled for January 9 – 18, 2020 at venues across New York City, will feature over 70 acts spanning every conceivable incarnation of contemporary jazz and improvised music. Artists slated to appear include Becca Stevens, Daedelus, Donny McCaslin Group, Heroes Are Gang Leaders Featuring James Brandon Lewis, Kassa Overall. Kneebody, Makaya McCraven, Mark Guiliana, and Ron Carter.

BDR’s appearance marks the group’s debut at the esteemed festival. Pignato commented on the opportunity the booking represents for his fledgling ensemble, “BDR played its first gig just four years ago. To be added to this particular festival with this heavy lineup represents a real milestone for us.”

The event is finished.


Jan 10 - 11 2020


11:45 pm - 12:45 am


The Bitter End
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