Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Urban Meadow Hosting Red Hook Jazz Festival For 5th Year

photos courtesy of Tamar Smith

For the 5th year in a row, The Red Hook Jazz Festival is coming to the Urban Meadow in the Columbia Street Waterfront area. The event will be held during two consecutive Sundays. It's great fun, so don't miss it. Let's hope the weather co-operates.  Below is more information from the organizers:

Sunday JUNE 10 AND Sunday 17, 2012
Gates open at 1 PM
$10 suggested donation/ free for kids
Celebrating its fifth anniversary presenting the most forward-thinking musicians and composers in modern jazz, big band productions presents the Red Hook Jazz Festival at its usual location, the Urban Meadow on two consecutive Sundays, June 10 and June 17 starting at 1 PM. The Urban Meadow is located at the corner of President & Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn, NY. Both days are sponsored as in years past by both the Urban Meadow and local businesses, as well as a successfully funded Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the 2012 shows. There will be a suggested donation of $10 per adult per day for each day of the festival and kids are admitted free. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the music.

Concert organizer Mike Golub, who lives in the Columbia Waterfront District near the Urban Meadow said “We are thrilled to be presenting these great shows for the fifth year in a row. The Red Hook Jazz Festival prides itself on being a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. We present great music with a laid back vibe, an outdoor setting, and a strong family-friendly focus, while striving to develop the next generation of jazz audiences.”

Where other festivals rely on corporate sponsorships and donations, the RHJF is an all-volunteer event proud to support a wide variety of superb figures in NYC jazz, both young and old.
Details, event schedule and directions follow below. For up to date announcements on the RHJF, visit: and the Urban Meadow's website

Red Hook Jazz Festival 2012 line-up
Max Johnson Trio 
The Flail
Nick Gianni's Evolution
Hot Cup Chili Pepper 7 (aka: Mostly Other People Do the Killing + 3) 
Travis Sullivan's BJORKESTRA

Rick Parker Collective
Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day Octet
Nate Wooley Quintet 
Mike Baggetta Quartet

Directions to the Urban Meadow:
The Urban Meadow is located on the corner of President Street and Van Brunt Streets in the Columbia Street Waterfront area of Brooklyn.
For a map of how to get to the Urban Meadow, go here.

Don't forget to bring a blanket, a beach umbrella. We will have food from Cosi Catering and pizza from the House of Pizza & Calzone.

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