President Marty Markowitz has teamed up with the Central Brooklyn
Jazz Consortium (CBJC) to create "24/7 Jazz Brooklyn,"
a non-stop celebration of jazz throughout the month of April
at clubs, restaurants, churches and music schools.
At a January press conference at the Sugarhill Supper Club at
DeKalb and Nostrand avenues, musicians affiliated with the Brooklyn
Conservatory of Music (left to right) Scott Napoli, Darryl Hall
and Cecil Bridgewater gave a taste of the fireworks that are
On April 2 at 6 pm, Sugarhill will be the site of the festival
gala featuring performances by cornetist-bandleader Olu Dara
and a solo performance by pianist Bertha Hope. At the gala, drummer
Art Blakey will be inducted into the CBJC’s hall of fame.
Other highlights of the festival include "Jazz: The Women’s
Viewpoint," a forum at 1 pm on April 5, featuring the ideas
of women musicians and wives of musicians, and the Youth Jazz
Jamboree, on April 12, from noon to 6 pm. Both events will take
place at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton
St. between Brooklyn and New York avenues.
For more information call (718) 802-4488.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010