Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival



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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium
1958 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11206 USA
Phone: +01 718-773-2252
Fax: +01 718-778-8630
Email: info@cbjcjazz.org

Festival Description

he 14th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival will be held from March 29 thru April 30, 2013. This music event is NYC’s longest continually running grass roots festival dedicated to jazz. Concerts and programs will take place from Coney Island to Williamsburg sections of the municipality.

Festival Dates March 29 - April 30, 2012
Festival Links

http://cbjcjazzevents.blogspot.com/

Festival Story:

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium/CBJC founded in 1999, is an amalgam of patrons, entertainment venues, faith -based institutions, community organizations and musicians. Over the past thirteen (13) years CBJC has presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame & Museum™, and produced yearly programs that feature local jazz talent. CBJC is a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving, promoting and supporting live music within the underserved communities of Brooklyn.

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Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • Friday March 30
    • Sharon Ahnee Freeman Trio
      JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910,
      http://www.jazz966.com
    • Mz. Lezlie Harrison with Eric Lemon Trio
      “Soulful Alto and Distinctive Blend of Jazz Classic”, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237
      http://www.sankofaaban.com
    • Salute to Gil Scott-Heron (Abiodun Oyewole, Bilal Sunni Ali, others)
      Presented by National Black Writers Conference & Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 9:30pm, $20 advance/$25 door, tixs-1.800.838.3006 ext.1
      http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    • The New Cookers
      Hip/Hard Bop Jazz, BAMcafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Pl., 10-11pm, FREE, 718.636.4100
      http://www.bam.org
    • WMC Allstars Jam Session
      Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654
      http://www.wmcjazz.org
  • Saturday, March 31
    • Lil Phillips/Tribute to Gloria Lynne
      Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766
      http://www.sistasplace.com
    • Eric Wyatt Quartet
      BAMcafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Pl., 10-11pm, FREE, 718.636.4100
      http://www.bam.org
  • Monday April 2
    • Sankofa Soulz featuring King Tut
      For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427
      http://jazzymondays@gmail.com
  • Tuesday, April 3
    • Eric Frazier Open Mic Jam Session - Danny Mixon, Rome Neal, Sheryl Renee
      Rustik Tavern, 471 DeKalb Ave. @ Franklin Ave., 8pm, $5, 347.406.9700
      http://www.rustiktavern.com
  • Wednesday, April 4
    • Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers
      Dweck Center Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7pm, FREE, 718.230.2100
  • Thursday, April 5
    • Tribute to Kenny Dorham & Cecil Payne
      Presented by Long Island University Brooklyn Music Faculty
      Kumble Theater, 7-8:30pm, FREE, 718.488.1624
      http://www.kumbletheater.org
  • Friday, April 6
    • Houston Person Quartet
      JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910
      http://www.jazz966.com
    • Rudi Wongozi featuring Eric Lemon Band
      BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237
      http://www.sankofaaban.com
    • WMC Allstars Jam Session
      Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654
      http://www.wmcjazz.org
  • Saturday, April 7
    • Kenyatta Beasley Quintet/Tribute to Frank Foster
      Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766
      http://www.sistasplace.com
  • Sunday, April 8
    • Steve Cromity and his Trio featuring TC III open mic jam
      Two Steps Down, 240 DeKalb Ave. @ Vanderbilt Ave., 6-9pm, $10, 718.399.2020
      http://www.stevecromity.com
  • Monday, April 9
    • Bilal Sunni Ali & ‘The Singing Chef” Ras Chemash Lamed with Song of Life Ensemble
      For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427
      http://jazzymondays@gmail.com
  • Friday, April 13
    • Bob Cunningham Quartet
      JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910
      http://www.jazz966.com
    • Pucci Amanda Jhones, featuring Eric Lemon Trio
      BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237
      http://www.sankofaaban.com
    • WMC Allstars Jam Session
      Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654
      http://www.wmcjazz.org
  • Saturday, April 14
    • James Spaulding Expressions
      Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766
      http://www.sistasplace.com
  • Monday, April 16
    • The Last Poets Originators of Revolutionary Poetry
      For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427
      jazzymondays@gmail.com
  • Thursday, April 19
    • Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble with Salim Washington
      Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave., 7pm, FREE, 718.951.5655
      http://www.depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/
  • Friday, April 20
    • Lou Donaldson
      JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910
      http://www.jazz966.com
    • Frank Senior with Eric Lemon Trio
      BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237
      http://www.sankofaaban.com
    • WMC Allstars Jam Session
      Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654
      http://www.wmcjazz.org
  • Saturday, April 21
    • Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint
      1368 Fulton Street in Restoration's Multi Purpose Room, 1:30pm to 4:00pm, suggested donation is $10, 718.919.0697
      http://www.cbjcjazz.org
    • Beareather Reddy’s Music of The Soul Big Eyed Blues
      499 Halsey St. @ Stuyvesant Ave., 8pm, $15, 718.919.0697
      http://www.bigeyedblues.com
    • Reggie Nicholson Concept
      Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766
      http://www.sistasplace.com
  • Monday, April 23
    • L.A. Blacksmith and Band
      For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427
      jazzymondays@gmail.com
  • Wednesday, April 25
    • Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
      SugarHill Supper Club, 609 Dekalb Ave. @ Nostrand Ave., 5-10pm, $20 min, 718.467.1527
      http://www.cbjcjazz.org
  • Friday, April 27
    • Harlem Renaissance Big Band
      JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910
      http://www.jazz966.com
    • Elijah Shiffer, with Eric Lemon Trio
      BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237
      http://www.sankofaaban.com
    • Bob Cunningham Tribute
      Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654
      http://www.wmcjazz.org
  • Saturday, April 28
    • Youth Jazz Jamboree/Wellness Day
      Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1358 Fulton St. @ Brooklyn Ave., 9:30-5pm, FREE ALL WELCOMED, 347.262.3483
      http://www.cbjcjazz.org
    • CBJC Gala Jazz Concert
      Location TBA, 718.773.2252
      http://www.cbjcjazz.org
    • Winard Harper Group/Tribute to Bob Colley
      Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766
      http://www.sistasplace.com
  • Sunday, April 29
    • Jazz Vespers with Brandon Sanders Quintet ft. Warren Wolf
      Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave. @Washington Ave., 3-4:30pm, $20 Donation, 718.622.1107
      http://www.ebcconnects.org
    • William Spaulding Jazz Quintet
      Jazz By The Sea @ Coney Island, venue TBA, 3-5pm, FREE, 718.467.1527
  • Monday, April 30
    • Dee Alexander and Friends Direct from Chicago’s Southside
      For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427
      jazzymondays@gmail.com

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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance — Photos by William Thomas
    • Houston Person performing at venue JAZZ966 on April 6, 2012
    • Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers performing at Dweck Center-Brooklyn Public Library during 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, April 4th.
    • 2012 Festival poster
  • Note — Both performances part of the 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.

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