02/06/14

Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival Set for March 28-April 30

More than 500 artists in 50+ venues

The 15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival will take place March 28 through April 30. More than 500 artists will perform in over 50 events at various venues throughout Brooklyn. The festival is presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium.

Among the artists scheduled to perform are Lou Donaldson, Cynthia Scott, Vanessa Rubin, Stanley Banks, Emeline Michel, Vincent Herring, Winard Harper, Dr. Mambo, Eric Lemon, Gerry Eastman, Jeff King, Steve Cromity, William Spaulding, Peter Bernstein, the New Cookers and others. Venues include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture-Brooklyn Public Library, Emmanuel Baptist Church, New York Aquarium, BrownstoneJAZZ, For My Sweet Event Space, Madiba Restaurant, Two Steps Down, Williamsburg Music Center and the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony at Brooklyn Historical Society. Programs honoring ladies in Jazz, “Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint”; a Claver Place Street Festival at For My Sweet dedicated to South Africa (20th anniversary as a democracy), and showcasing the future of this art form with an afternoon of young people in the “Youth Jazz Jamboree.” are also scheduled.

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Winard Harper
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Peter Bernstein at 2010 Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway
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