The Red Hook Jazz Festival, a fun, family-friendly outdoor event held every summer at the Urban Meadow, is back for a sixth year with two Sundays in June. The Festival is sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council, The House Of Pizza & Calzone and help from the volunteers of the Urban Meadow Community Garden. The event costs $10 for adults. It's free or kids.
Mark your calendars. Here are all the details:
Big Bang Productions presents the 6th annual RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 on two consecutive Sundays, June 9 and June 16 in the Urban Meadow, a community garden on the Columbia Waterfront District.
Celebrating its sixth installment this year's Red Hook Jazz Festival line-up features some of the world's most forward-thinking jazz musicians and composers playing today, with a focus on female artists and drummers, featuring the vocalist Fay Victor, the pianist Kris Davis, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Allison Miller (in both categories), Clarence Penn, Mike Pride, Mark Feber, Ted Poor, and Tom Rainey.Highlights of horn players are: Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby Jon Irabagon, Loren Stillman, and Adam Kolker. Other well players include bassists Ben Street, Chris Lightcap, Drew Gress and Ken Filiano guitarist Adam Rogers, Nate Radley and Paul Kogut, piano players Gary Versace and James Carney and many other incredible musicians.
The Red Hook Jazz Festival prides itself on being a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. 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 New York City and Brooklyn jazz, both young and old. The RHJF has truly developed a tradition of presenting 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.
Last year, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gave the RHJF a proclamation, and this year the RHJF is proud to announce a grant award from the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
The Urban Meadow is located at the corner of President & Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn, NY. This year's RHJF is sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council, the House of Pizza & Calzone, and the Urban Meadow.
Both days start at 1pm and end at 6pm. Entrance is $10 per adult/ kids attend free. Details, event schedule and directions follow below.For up to date announcements on the RHJF, visit: http://www.facebook.com/RedHookJazzFestival and the Urban Meadow's website: http://urbanmeadowbrooklyn.blogspot.com/p/directions-to-urban-meadow.html.