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.
Sergeant At Arms CBJC Mike Howard Parliamentarian and charter member, Mr. Michael Howard, enforces the rules at board hearings and conferences. His late wife, Torrie McCartney, was one of the founders of CBJC. As CEO of United Music Makers, an arm of CBJC, he recently completed 16 years as facilitator of the Jazzy Jazz Festival held at Medgar Evers College. He constantly seeks grants for CBJC tailored for the arts. Howard chairs the budget committee which monitors the capital and expense budget for Community Board 16 in Brooklyn. He has written several articles for the Black Star News and Pure Jazz Magazine. He has videographed/photographed many of the venues and artists throughout the years. 12
Beareather Reddy CBJC Executive Director Beareather Reddy is the acting Executive Director of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, which was previously led and co-founded by educator/activist Jitu Weusi in 1999. Ms. Reddy is proud to be a part of an organization that for over 16 years has presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum (TM) and produced yearly programs that feature local jazz talent. Ms. Reddy is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Board of Directors in programming, fundraising, community outreach and strategic planning of the organization efforts in the development and preservation of Jazz and related art forms throughout the borough of Brooklyn. Ms. Reddy is a performer vocalist, festival founder and educator in the greater New York region. 13