03/22/12

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival Announced

More than 500 artists will perform between March 30-April 30

The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival-Jazz: A Music of the Spirit, will take place from March 30-April 30. More than 500 artists will be performing in 40 events at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a nine-day neighborhood event to a month-long borough-wide event. Performers this year will include Bilal Sunni Ali, Kenyatta Beasley, Gloria Cooper, Steve Cromity, Bob Cunningham, Lou Donaldson, Eric Frazier, Winard Harper, Eric Lemon, Sam Newsome, Houston Person, Beareather Reddy, Elijah Shiffer, James Spaulding, the Last Poets, Salim Washington, Rudi Wongozi, Eric Wyatt and more.

Performances include a salute to Gil Scott-Heron with Abiodun Oyewole and a tribute to Gloria Lynne by Lil Phillips. Other concerts include Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and a celebration of the music of Kenny Dorham and Cecil Payne by the Long Island University Brooklyn music faculty. Bob Cunningham will be inducted into the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame.

Schedule

Fri. March 30 – Sharon Ahnee Freeman Trio, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. March 30 – 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, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. March 30- 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, www.brownpapertickets.com

Fri. March 30 – The New Cookers – Hip/Hard Bop Jazz, BAMcafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Pl., 10-11pm, FREE, 718.636.4100, www.bam.org

Fri. March 30 – WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. 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, www.sistasplace.com

Sat. March 31 – Eric Wyatt Quartet, BAMcafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Pl., 10-11pm, FREE, 718.636.4100, www.bam.org

Mon. April 2 – Sankofa Soulz feat King Tut, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Tues. 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, www.rustiktavern.com

Wed. April 4 – Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, Dweck Center Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7pm, FREE, 718.230.2100

Thurs. 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, www.kumbletheater.org

Fri. April 6 – Houston Person Quartet,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 6 –Rudi Wongozi ft. Eric Lemon Band, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 6 -WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. 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,, www.sistasplace.com

Sun. April 8 – Steve Cromity and his Trio ft. TC III open mic jam, Two Steps Down, 240 DeKalb Ave. @ Vanderbilt Ave., 6-9pm, $10, 718.399.2020, www.stevecromity.com

Mon. 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, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Fri. April 13 – Bob Cunningham Quartet,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 13 – Pucci Amanda Jhones,ft. Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 13 -WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. April 14 – James Spaulding Expressions,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766,, www.sistasplace.com

Mon. April 16 – The Last Poets Originators of Revolutionary Poetry,For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $15, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Thurs. 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, www.depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/

Fri. April 20 – Lou Donaldson, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 20 – Frank Senior with Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 20 - WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. April 21 – Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint, TBA, 718.773.2252, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 21 – Beareather Reddy’s Music of The Soul Big Eyed Blues, 499 Halsey St. @ Stuyvesant Ave., 8pm, $15, 718.919.0697, www.bigeyedblues.com

Sat. April 21 – Reggie Nicholson Concept,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766,, www.sistasplace.com

Mon. 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

Wed. April 25 – Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, SugarHill Supper Club, 609 Dekalb Ave. @ Nostrand Ave., 5-10pm, $20 min, 718.467.1527, www.cbjcjazz.org

Fri. April 27 – Harlem Renaissance Big Band,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 27 – Elijah Shiffer, with Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 27 –Bob Cunningham Tribute, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat, 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, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 28 – CBJC Gala Jazz Concert, TBA, 718.773.2252, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 28 – 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, www.sistasplace.com

Sun. 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, www.ebcconnects.org

Sun. April 29 – William Spaulding Jazz Quintet, Jazz By The Sea @ Coney Island, venue TBA, 3-5pm, FREE, 718.467.1527

Mon. 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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