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CBJC Festival Magazine 2016

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium produces a Jazz Festival every year. 2016 brings our 17th Annual Festival. The Brooklyn grassRoots festival this year runs from April 15th until May 15. This years event was fantastic. View our magazine for a look inside.

Artistic Director Jeff

Artistic Director Jeff King The musical Director sets an important standard for CBJC. Jeff King holds all of the position functions in good stead. From our premier event “Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame” to our “Gala” as well as our Jazz! The Womans ViewPoint and our Youth Jazz Jamboree CBJC strives to improve our community. In addition, the music department spends considerable amount of effort fund raising and working to keep the musical presentations align with CBJC’s mission of keeping the music alive. Jeff has toured Europe, Africa and Australia. He has played and recorded with some of the best musicians in the world. He currently fronts his own band while also directing the CBJC all Star band. Jeff has appeared on Tony Browns Journal, Positively Blackand Channel two to the people. You can visit Jeff at www.jeffkingjazz.net 10

Digital Media Director Dwight Brewster The position of Digital Media Director was created by former Chairman Jitu Weusi in 2008 in response to the Consortium’s need to embrace the “digital revolution”. The mandate for this department was to upgrade CBJC content products, innovate communications and expand our outreach through social media. The CBJC media department is working very hard to make sure we have a successful 17th Annual Jazz Festival. Our focus last year was to update our social media outreach. With the help of volenteers we’ve accomplished that goal. This year we plan on expanding that outreach, with a continued effort in persuing our mission with a global mindset. Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a two day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month long city-wide music long series. With your suport we seek to expand our mission through social media. Review our calendar of events and select from more than 50 Jazz events that are planned during April-May. Promoting Jazz as African American Classical Music is CBJC’s core mission. Dwight Brewster is a band leader, Dr Mambo an Experience, Radio Host The World of Jazz Radio on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC Tuesday’s at 10 pm. Dwight is also writing a book about his international music experience. Visit him at: www.dwightbrewster.com 11