Photos: 2018 BRIC JazzFest

The Brooklyn marathon event featured Terence Blanchard, Stefon Harris, Lakecia Benjamin, and more

The fourth annual BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn, N.Y., was a four-night extravaganza. First, Antibalas played its potent blend of Afrobeat for the festival’s kickoff night on Oct. 13. Then, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, there was the three-night live music marathon, featuring sets by Terence Blanchard, Stefon Harris & Blackout with Casey Benjamin, JD Allen, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Meshell Ndegeocello, the Jazz Passengers, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Cyrus Chestnut, Keyon Harrold, and many more. (The evenings in between offered film screenings and discussions.) JT photographer Alan Nahigian documented every one of those sets, and here are some of the best images he came back with. The JazzFest is only one of many interesting events that BRIC organizes all year ’round; to find out more about this nonprofit arts organization, visit its website.

Read JazzTimes‘ review of GoGo Penguin’s performance at the 2017 BRIC JazzFest.

Sifu Amayo of Antibalas at the 2018 BRIC JazzFest
Sifu Amayo of Antibalas at the 2018 BRIC JazzFest (photo: Alan Nahigian)