16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival 2015 – “Where Jazz Lives”

April 17 thru May 17, 2015

 

NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson heads a line-up of nearly 50 events at venues throughout NYC. This music series is NYC’s longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to Jazz.

April 17, 8:00 PM – Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble-“Music of the Feet” concert/dance, The Gallery, 293 Van Duzer St., Staten Island , music @ 9 PM, BYOBB, food available, $20-adv / $$-door, info: 347.776.1089

April 17, 8-11 PM – Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Jazz966 present Salute and Tribute to hall of fame member, bassist Bob Cunningham, hosted by Harold Valle-Keeper of The Secrets, music by The Jeff King Band, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15, info: 917.593.9776/ 718.638.6910

April 17, 8 PM-1:00 AM – BrownstoneJAZZ Ensemble, 8-11 PM, open mic-$10 / 11-1 AM, BrownstoneJAZZ, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., $30 fish fry incl., info: 917.704.9237, brownstonejazz@aol.com

April 17, 9 PM-2:00 AM – Gerry Eastman Jazz Band w/ open jam session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, no cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org 

April 18, 12-2:30 PM – Samba with the Sea Lions -SAMBA NEW YORK! percussion band, Wildlife Conservation Society-Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave @ Empire Blvd., Free w/ zoo admission, 718.399.7339, www.prospectparkzoo.org

April 18, 1-4:00 PM – Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint, Intergenerational Jazz: Today & Tomorrow, performance: JTWVP Trio w/ vocalist; Big Eyed Blues Youth Ensemble, panelists: Sophia Loren Coffee, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, Pauline Jean, Beareather Reddy, Mari Toussaint, Lee Olive Tucker, ModeratorRobin Bell Stevens, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation-Multi Purpose Room, 1368 Fulton Street, donations accepted, info:718.773.2252 x 102, jtwvp@cbjcjazz.com

April 18, 8 PM-1:00 AM – BrownstoneJAZZ Ensemble, 8-11 PM, open mic-$10 / 11-1 AM, BrownstoneJAZZ, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., $30 fish fry incl., info: 917.704.9237, brownstonejazz@aol.com

April 18, 9 & 10:30 PMAkua Dixon, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

April 18, 3-6 PM – Wade Barnes Tribute Band w/ Roy Meriwether-leader, piano, Bill Saxton, sax, Vincent Chancey, french horn, Phillip Harper, tpt, Alex Grassel, bass, Dave Gibson, drums, Brownsville Heritage House, 581 Mother Gaston Blvd, Brownsville, Free, info: 718.385.1111, www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/

April 18, 9 PM-2:00 AM –  Rogiérs / Joseph Webb double header, 1st settap dancer, MC Joseph Webb, 2nd setsinger, songwriter Rogiérs songs from album The Shedding, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, $10 cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

RONALD BUNN

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  1. rome neal
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    Thanks Ronn for this post about the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival and being one of my Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz sponsors!!!

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