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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.

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and Museum Brooklyn, New York - Wednesday, April 29th, 2016, 17th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. Presents at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights section of the borough will host the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony. This year musician Kenny Kirkland will be inducted. Live music and refreshments are part of the festivities. Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium created the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame to recognize unheralded and renowned jazz musicians who call Brooklyn home. This event is free and open to the public. Central Brooklyn Jazz Youth Jamboree – Thomas Fisher, CBJC’s youth program director states: “Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival is here. A month long celebration of an African inspired art form. The Youth Jazz Jamboree will take place on May 14, 11-5:00 PM at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s plaza under the tent from 12 Noon to 4:00 PM. Come out and hear the future of jazz.” The Youth Jazz Jamboree and Wellness day is a community event sponsored by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) to bring the generations together with “A Music of the Spirit” provided by our youth, in our efforts to keep jazz alive and well in Brooklyn. The “Wellness Day” is our way of bringing resources in health awareness to the community at this all day outdoor event. So share a day with us, experiencing the music of our people while getting medical and health advice, preliminary exams, referrals and a host of family service resources at our Wellness Day. 16 This event is sponsored by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation-Arts and Culture Center & Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, 1368 Fulton St., Restoration Plaza under the tent, free, info: 718.773.2252 x103, comm@cbjcjazz.org

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) has presented it’s Gala event from its inception in April of 2000. This special occasion is the premier event to bring CBJC’s mission to Brooklyn and the world. This “high style” affair is the culmination of the 17th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival’s 2016 programs. A performance, reception, dinner event for Brooklyn’s jazz circle and cultural populace. Host venue this year, Weeksville Heritage Center, is Brooklyn’s largest African American institution; located in one of America’s first free black communities, Playthell G. Benjamin, noted for his commentaries and positive essays on Black Folks, will deliver the keynote address. Live music by the George Gray Jazz Coalition. This CBJC event is at Weeksville Heritage Center, 150 Buffalo Ave., Brooklyn NY. Playthell G. Benjamin is the keynote speaker. George Gray Consortium Premier Events Jazz! The Women’s Viewpoint an idea that was realized when Rosalind Blair inaugurated a program in 2000 that would give a voice, venue and visibility to women musicians, wives and loved ones. It was her admiration of these women for their enormous roles in preserving and keeping one of our life forces current and accurate that gave birth to this annual programming extravaganza. On Saturday April 16, 2016 “Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint” RSVPopening reception with a trio performance, panel discussion with Jazzmeia Horn, Ebony JoAnn, others, 4PM, RSVP-master class with Geri Allen, 7PM, $20-“Jazz Salon” performance w/ pianist Geri Allen and vocalist Vivian Sessoms, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation/ Center for Arts and Culture @Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., info: 718.773.2252 x102, RSVP Jazz! The Woman’s Viewpoint 17