A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend.
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A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows happening this weekend.
Titling an album "Live at the Village Vanguard" surely isn't something taken lightly by jazz artists. The storied Greenwich Village jazz club has hosted a wealth of almost mythic live recordings from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.