There is clearly no shortage of good jazz festivals the world over – Germany for example has dozens of high-quality events in all parts of the country; from January to December, you can tour the country and find a lot of worthy live jazz events. But I think it is always worth a mention when a new jazz festival pops up – this time it is the first ever BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn which will run from October 11th-16th.
The annual festival will host international jazz musicians and the hottest Brooklyn acts as well. The BRIC House is located in Downtown Brooklyn on Fulton Street at Rockwell Place and the festival kicks off with a concert by the Ron Carter Trio. There will also be a collection of prose and paintings by artist and poet Danny Simmons on that first night. Also performing, among others: tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington, guitarist Nir Felder, trumpeter Takuyo Kuroda, Dessy Di Lauro’s Neo-Ragtime, pianist Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams and his group Sound Effect, harpist Brandee Younger, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, jazz/soul organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and his Evolution, drummer and composer Nate Smith + Kinfolk, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, tenor and soprano saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his group Twi Life, saxophonist James Carter and his Organ Trio, tenor saxophonist Michael Blake, drummer Allison Miller, and lots more.
The new BRIC House, formerly the Strand Theater, includes the BRIC House Ballroom which seats 240 people (total of 400 standing capacity), an artist studio, a gallery, a television center, classroom space, and lots more.
All info right here:www.bricartsmedia.org