NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Since its debut 10 years ago, the NYC Winter Jazzfest has expanded its number of performances nearly fivefold.

This year’s five-day festival kicks off Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village with Bobby Previte’s Terminals and guests. The Winter Jazzfest will continue through Saturday with more than 90 acts performing at 10 different venues around the city.┬áBrice Rosenbloom, the festival’s founder, said he expects about 7,500 people to attend this year’s festival.

“Over 10 years, colleagues of mine who come in town for the (Performing) Arts Presenters conference that happens every January always asked me, ‘What’s happening in the jazz scene?’ And I realized there really wasn’t a forum to present to them to show them what was happening,” Rosenbloom told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu in an interview Sunday morning. “So we started the Winter Jazzfest 10 years ago showcasing 18 of the top artists to over 600 people. And every year, due to the demand and the realization that the scene was strong and growing, we’ve been able to expand the festival.”

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