The 16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival | April 17th – May 17th, 2015

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Central Brooklyn Jazz Fest - 2015

The CBJC music series is NYC’s longest continually running grassroots festival dedicated to Jazz.

CBJC Members and Patrons of the Art Form Called Jazz

On Wednesday, March 4th the 16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival -“Where
Jazz Lives” will announce NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Lou Donaldson (amongst a
host of others such as Wycliffe Gordon, Arturo O’Farrill, Dwight “Dr. Mambo”
Brewster, The New Cookers, Akua Dixon, Steven Kroon, Gerry Eastman, T.K. Blue,
William Spaulding, and Jeff King just to name some) participation in its 50 event
music series taking place April 17 thru May 17, 2015.

Here is a partial festival listing:

Apr 17, 8:00 PM – Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble-“Music of the Feet”
concert/dance, The Gallery, 293 Van Duzer St., Staten Island 10304, music @ 9 PM, BYOBB,
food available, $20-adv / $$-door, info: 347.776.1089

Apr 17, 8-11 PM – Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Jazz966 present Salute and Tribute to hall of
fame member, bassist Bob Cunningham, hosted by Harold Valle-Keeper of The Secrets, music
by The Jeff King Band, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15,
info:917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

Apr 18, 12-3:00 PM – Samba with the Sea Lions -SAMBA NEW YORK! percussion band,
Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave @ Empire Blvd., Free w/ zoo
admission, 718.399.7339, www.prospectparkzoo.org

Apr 18, 1-4:00 PM – Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint

Apr 18, 9 & 10:30 PM – Akua Dixon, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-
advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766,www.sistasplace.org

Apr 23, 7:00 PM – Global Perspectives on Jazz: Rudresh Mahanthappa with Arturo O’Farrill
and the Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble, Brooklyn College-Walt Whitman Hall, 2900 Bedford
Ave., Free-CUNY ID, $10 /$7-seniors, info: 718.951.5655, www.hisam.org

Apr 24, 8-11 PM – Pianist/French hornist Ahnee Sharon Freeman, hosted by Harold ValleKeeper of The Secrets, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15,
info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

Apr 24, 9:30-10:30 PM – The New Cookers (Kenyatta Beasley, Keith Loftis, Anthony Wonsey,
E J Strickland), BAMcafe, Lafayette Ave., Free,718.636.4100, www.bam.org

Apr 25, 12-4:00 PM – Youth Jamboree/Wellness Day, Restoration Plaza, Bedford
Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton St.,
Free, 718.415.3474, www.cbjcjazz.org

Apr 25, 9 & 10:30 PM – Derrick Barker (tribute to Roy Ayers & Bobby Hutcherson), Sistas’
Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door,
info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

Apr 25, 9-1:00 AM – Salsa/Latin Jazz Band-Con Sabor, Williamsburg Music Center, 367
Bedford Ave., @ Williamsburg Bridge, $10, info:718.607.4296, www.wmcjazz.org

Apr 29, 6-8:30 PM – Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128
Pierrepont St., donations, 718.222.4111,www.brooklynhistory.org

Apr 30, TBA – International Jazz Day-webcast from UNESCO’s Paris-France Jazz celebration,
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Free, info: 718.614.9295

May 1, 8-11:00 PM, Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $20,
info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

May 2, 9 & 10:30 PM – Robert Rutledge (tribute to Lee Morgan), Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand
Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.org

May 3, 3-5:00 PM -Jazz Vespers w/ Jeff King Sextet, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette
Avenue @ St. James Place, Suggested Donation: $20, info: 718.622.1107

May 8, 4-6 PM – “Jazz By The Sea”, William Spaulding Jazz Quintet, w/ Camille Thurmansax,
Marcus Persiani,- keyboard, Ariel de la Portia-bass, TBA-drums, William Spauldingtpt/flugelhorn, New York Aquarium-Coney Island, Surf Ave. & West 8th St., Free, info:
718.265.FISH,www.nyaquarium.com

May 8, 8-11 PM – vocalist Keisha St. Joan w/ Steve Elmer-piano, Marcus Mclaurine-bass, Bernie
“Boom Boom” Brooks-drums, hosted by Harold Valle-Keeper of The Secrets, JAZZ966, 966
Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $15, info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

May 9, 9 & 10:30 PM – T.K. Blue, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave @ Jefferson St., $20-
advance/$25-door, info: 718.398.1766,www.sistasplace.org

May 13, 5-10 PM – CBJC Festival 2015 Gala w/ Steven Kroon, Sugar Hill Restaurant and
Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Ave., 5 PM buffet, dinner and beverages available, $$, info:
718.797.1727, 718.773.2252 x 103

May 15, 8-11:00 PM, Lou Donaldson Quartet, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., $20,
info: 917.593.9776/718.638.6910, www.jazz966.com

CBJC info@cbjcjazz.org – 718.773.2252 ext. 100

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