From October 21 to 23, the BRIC JazzFest made a welcome return to its live in-person home at BRIC House on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, N.Y. The headliners for the seventh annual festival were, respectively, Cécile McLorin Salvant, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Fred Wesley and the New JB’s, but the lineup went far deeper than that, with artists including Sean Jones, Thana Alexa, Adam O’Farrill, Roy Nathanson & Nick Hakim, Kurt Elling’s SuperBlue project with guitarist Charlie Hunter (plus special guest Nate Smith on drums), Madison McFerrin, and many more. Regular JazzTimes photographer Alan Nahigian was present for all three days and captured the following images.
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Fred Wesley and the New JB's (from left): Freddie Hendrix, Rose Ann Dimalanta, Fred Wesley, Dwayne Dolphin, Jay Rodriguez, Bruce Cox, and Reggie Ward (photo: Alan Nahigian)