Listen to an interview with Vernon Reid as well as live music with his band Masque, from their latest cd "Known Unknown".
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JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL
June 15-26. Face it, New Yorkers are spoiled. Other cities get a few days for their jazz festivals, we get two full weeks of concerts, and in Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater, no less. The schedule includes some 300 performers in 60 concerts, with — take a deep breath and check your credit card limit — a double bill of Ornette Coleman and Abbey Lincoln; João Gilberto; Lou Reed, in his first JVC appearance; Dianne Reeves in a tribute to Sarah Vaughan; Roy Haynes; George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic; Angélique Kidjo; and the Herbie Hancock-Wayne Shorter-Dave Holland-Brian Blade group. A Nina Simone tribute will feature Toni Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Oscar Brown Jr., Floetry, Lizz Wright and James Blood Ulmer with Vernon Reid. (212) 501-1390, www.FESTIVALPRODUCTIONS.net