Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival 2015 – “Where Jazz Lives”

May 1, 8-11:00 PM, Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $20, info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

May 1, 8-1:00 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

May 1, 9-2:00 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

May 2, 8-1:00 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

May 2, 9 & 10:30 PM – Robert Rutledge (tribute to Lee Morgan), Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

May 3, 3-5:00 PM –Jazz Vespers w/ Jeff King Quintet, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Avenue @ St. James Place, Suggested Donation: $20, info: 718.622.1107

May 8, 4-6 PMJazz By The Sea”, William Spaulding Jazz Quintet, w/ Camille Thurman-sax, Marcus Persiani,-keyboard, Ariel de la Portia-bass, TBA-drums, William Spaulding-tpt/flugelhorn, Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium, Surf Ave. & West 8th St., Free, info: 718.265.FISH, www.nyaquarium.com

May 8, 7-9 PM – Jon Menges Quartet present by Prospect Lefferts Gardens Arts, The Inkwell, 408 Rogers Avenue @ Lefferts Ave., $5, info: 718.926.009, rina@plgarts.org

May 8, 8-11 PMvocalist Keisha St. Joan w/ Steve Elmer-piano, Marcus Mclaurine-bass, Bernie “Boom Boom” Brooks-drums, hosted by Harold Valle-Keeper of The Secrets, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15, info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

May 8, 8-1:00 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

May 8, 9-2:00 AM – Gerry Eastman Jazz Band w/ open jam session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, no cover-2 drink min, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

May 9, 8-1:00 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

May 9, 9 & 10:30 PM – T.K. Blue Quartet w/ Carlton Holmes-piano, Paul Beaudry-bass, Vince Ector-drums, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

May 9, 9-2:00 AM – Joe Blaxx / Kita P double header, 1st set Joe Blaxx Band, 2nd set songstress Kita P, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, $10 cover-2 drink min, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

May 13, 5-11 PM – FUNDRAISER, CBJC Festival 2015 Gala Concert, Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet w/ Craig Rivers-flute, Bryan Carrott-vibraphone, Igor Atalita-keyboard, Waldo Chavez-bass, Diego Lopez-drums, Steven Kroon-percussion, Sugar Hill Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Ave., doors open 5 PM, 6-7 PM free buffet, dinner and beverages available, dancing $35-adv/$45-door, info: 718.797.1727, 718.773.2252 x 103, online tickets on Eventbrite.com

May 15, 8-11:00 PM, Lou Donaldson Quartet, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $20, info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

May 15, 8-1:00 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

May 15, 9-2:00 AM – Gerry Eastman Jazz Band w/ jam session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, no cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607. 4296, www.wmcjazz.org

May 16, 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 11212, Free, info: 718.385.1111, www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/

May 16, 8-1:00 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

May 16, 9 & 10:30 PMpianist Alan Palmer, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

May 16, 9-2:00 AM – Nemiss ChiYork / Asa Lovechild, double header, MC/vocalist-Nemiss ChiYork Trio, songstress Asa Lovechild Band, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, $10 cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

May 17, 3:30-5:00 PM – Jazz Vespers w/ Vivian Sessoms, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 So. Oxford St., enter Lafayette Ave., free will offering, 718.625.7515, www.lapcbrooklyn.org

EPILOGUE – It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1-5 PMOcean Hill “Roots to Blues” @ Marion Hopkinson Playground, btw. Thomas S. Boyland St., & Rockaway Ave., uplifting afternoon, journeying through the drums, African dancing, spirituals, gospel, the word, and The Blues, FREE EVENT, bring your own food/drink, info: 718. 919-0697, www.bigeyedblues.com

May 29, 2015, 8-11 PM – double bill: 8 PM-Ken Simon Quartet; 10 PM-Richardo “Harmonica Man” St. Louis Quartet, hosted by Harold Valle-Keeper of The Secrets, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15, info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com
May 29, 9pm-12:00am –  Jazz/Blues vocalist LaDee Streeter w/ Rudi Mwongozi-piano, Eric Lemon-bass, Damon Duwhite-drums, $40 includes fish fry/musicians half price, open mic-$10 / 11- until, BrownstoneJAZZ, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., $30 fish fry incl., info: 917.704.9237, brownstonejazz@aol.com
May 29, 10-1:00 AM – Open Jam Session featuring Gerry Eastman Quartet, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, no cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org
May 30, 1:00 PM – An Afternoon of Jazz & Blues presented by William M. Moss Brotherhood of Concord Baptist Church of Christ, 833 Gardner C. Taylor Blvd., (formerly Marcy Avenue), featuring trombonist Wycliffe Gordon & song bird Tina Fabrique, refreshments served, tickets-347.365.8090
May 301-5 PM – Ocean Hill “Roots to Blues”,  Marion Hopkinson Playground, btw. Thomas S. Boyland St., & Rockaway Ave., uplifting afternoon, journeying through the drums, African dancing, spirituals, gospel, the word, and The Blues, FREE EVENT, bring your own food/drink, info: 718. 919-0697, www.bigeyedblues.com
May 30, 9 & 10:30 PM –  Vince Gardner-trb, Danny Grisset-piano, Devon Starks-bass, Jeremy “Bean” Clemons-drums, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave at Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766,www.sistasplace.org
May 30, 9-12 AM –  Eric Lemon’s BrownstoneJAZZ Ensemble w/ Cleave Guyton-sax, Lafayette Harris, Jr.-piano, Will Terril-drums, $40 includes fish fry/musicians half price, open mic-$10 / 11- until, BrownstoneJAZZ, 107 Macon St. at Nostrand Ave., $30 fish fry incl., info: 917.704.9237, brownstonejazz@aol.com
May 30, 10-1:00 AM – Open Jam Session featuring Gerry Eastman Quartet, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave., at Williamsburg Bridge, no cover-2 drink minimum, info: 718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

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