Brooklyn, New York, March 20, 2018– Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) presents New York City’s longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to Jazz. More than 500 artists are performing in over 50 events at, mostly, intimate venues throughout Brooklyn, during this month-long celebration of the music. The performances and programs are financially accessible and open to all. Stay tuned to the CBJC website, www.centralbrooklynjazz.org, for the full calendar.
The nineteenth annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival features varied events, suitable for fans of all ages. At the Youth Jazz Jamboree, student musicians perform the music of Brooklyn’s hall of fame members, for their peers, family, and residents. Jazz! The Women’s Viewpoint, a forum, for female artists to relate their experiences in a male-dominated industry, is relevant to all genders. The Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame induction ceremony, for Sidney “Duke” Jordan, occurs at The Billie Holiday Theatre, in the presence of the nine living members of this select group.
Festival 2018 includes performances by international-renowned artists, nationally recognized names, and up-coming talent. NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Owens, shares festival spotlight honors with, Ahmed Abdullah, Ronnie Burrage, Akua Dixon, Louis Hayes, Pucci Amanda Jhones, Martha Redbone, and Lonnie Youngblood. Highly regarded musicians, Steve Cromity, Gerry Eastman, and Eric Lemons perform as well. Names to take note of, Lesedi Ntsane, Lisanne Tremblay, and Gifton Gelin, display their artsy, also. Over 50 percent of the events are free, or less than ten dollars.
Founded in 1999, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium is a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving, promoting, and supporting live music within the underserved communities of Brooklyn. The membership consists of jazz aficionados, entertainment venues, musicians, faith-based institutions, and community organizations
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If you would like more information about this festival, please contact Bob Myers at 718.773.2252 ext. 103 or email at email@example.com.