The 3rd annual BRIC Jazz Festival, taking place Oct. 14-21 in the Brooklyn Cultural District in Brooklyn, N.Y., has announced its artist lineup and events schedule. This year’s festival will include numerous free performances; a two-night jazz film series featuring a screening of Chasing Trane; a three-night Jazz Marathon with 27 groups performing overlapping sets in the BRIC House Ballroom, Gallery and Artist Studio; a free “Jazz and Justice” panel discussion; student workshops; and a community dance class led by choreographer Ronald K. Brown.
Scheduled performers for the Jazz Marathon include Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, Vijay Iyer, Terri Lyne Carrington Band, GoGo Penguin, Harriet Tubman, Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition, Samora Pinderhughes, Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirate Troubadours, Theo Croker, Troker, Butcher Brown, Braxton Cook, Miramar, Imani Uzuri: Wild Cotton, Dave Douglas Meets The Westerlies, Kavita Shah Quintet, Matana Roberts and more.
In a press release sent to JazzTimes, Jack Walsh, BRIC’s Vice President of Performing Arts, states, “This is not your traditional jazz festival. The BRIC JazzFest is curated using a broad, multidisciplinary, and inclusive approach that BRIC is known for and which connects this all-important musical genre to a range of audiences as diverse as Brooklyn—from curious newcomers to die-hard fans.”
Free events require RSVP. Tickets for the Jazz Marathon, which go on sale to BRIC members on Tuesday, July 18 and to the general public on Friday, July 21, are $25 advance/$30 door (per day), with limited 3-day passes available for $65.
For more information and to purchase tickets contact BRICartsmedia.org.