Feb 19, 2019 • 5:00 PM


Opening Performance by Noveller

Donny McCaslin | Noveller
Lead Sponsor: City Point
Thursday, March 28 at 8PM
Doors & DJ Set at 7PM
BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop

$20 Adv/$25 Day of Show
General Admission: Standing

BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents saxophonist and bandleader Donny McCaslin with a live show in Fort Greene. The performance is part of the 2019 season of BRIC House Sessions, a must-do Thursday concert series featuring world-class artists that reflect the diversity of Brooklyn and bring the ethos of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival into the organization’s Downtown Brooklyn headquarters. Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, performing as Noveller, opens the show. City Point, an innovative entertainment and retail destination, and a supporter of culture in Downtown Brooklyn, joins BRIC House Sessions 2019 as Lead Sponsor.

Donny McCaslin is a saxophonist and bandleader who mixes rock, jazz, and psychedelia to create a hard, dynamic art-pop fusion. Performing with a video installation by filmmaker and visual artist Johnny Moreno, McCaslin and his stellar bandmates will present music from their new album BLOW.,“grafting their trademark sleek, emotive electrojazz onto lush, proggy art rock” (Rolling Stone).

With several solo albums to his credit, McCaslin came to wider prominence when David Bowie hired McCaslin as the music director for his final studio album, Blackstar (2016), charging McCaslin with the task of assembling a jazz ensemble adept enough to play rock music. Now, two years after Blackstar's release, Donny McCaslin returns with a new album, BLOW., a definitive statement on McCaslin’s expanded artistic direction under Bowie’s influence. By adding guitar and vocals to the mix along with an audacious visual language, BLOW. produces an evolved sensory offering not to be missed. After returning from a triumphant world tour, McCaslin comes back to his hometown for this BRIC House Sessions show.

Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer.  

Known for his soulful rock 'n' roll saxophone sound, Freddy DeBoe has traveled the world Daptone Recording Artists Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and James Hunter Six, and he spins an all-vinyl DJ set of soul, blues, and beyond to start the night.

Tickets may be purchased online at or via The Box Office at BRIC House is open on performance days, one hour prior to the event. BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. BRIC House is open weekdays and Saturday at 8am and Sundays at 10am.

About BRIC
BRIC is celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

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CITY POINT, a 1.8 million-square-foot retail, residential, office, and entertainment complex at the epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn, is the nexus of the burgeoning borough’s creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit. With retailers, restaurants and entertainment including Alamo Drafthouse, DeKalb Market Hall, Century 21, Target, Trader Joe’s and many others, the mixed-use development is a hub for innovation and commerce where locals and tourists alike go to work, dine, shop and play. City Point is dedicated to presenting cultural programming, immersive events and creative activations to the surrounding Brooklyn community.

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