13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival-Jazz: A Music of the Spirit, has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month-long borough-wide celebration. From March 30 until April 30, 2012 presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium the jazz festival is accessible to all, with 85% percent of the events free or at a cost of less than twenty dollars!

Brooklyn jazz has a rich past and its legacy is celebrated every April, nationally known as Jazz Appreciation Month. This music series is New York City’s longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz.  More than 500 artists will be performing in 40 events at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL CALENDAR of EVENTS

13th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL – Jazz: A Music of The SpiritMarch 30 – April 30, 2012

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
 

About: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium/CBJC founded in 1999, is an amalgam of patrons, entertainment venues, faith -based institutions, community organizations and musicians. Over the past twelve (12) years CBJC has presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame & Museum (TM), and produced yearly programs that feature local jazz talent. CBJC is a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving, promoting and supporting live music within the underserved communities of Brooklyn.

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