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.

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


The Woman’s



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