Celebrate Brooklyn! & American Express Present
Discovered by Wynton Marsalis, who heard him perform at his high school Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Roy Hargrove is among the premiere Jazz trumpeters of his generation. Known for his collaborations with R&B singers like D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, Hargrove has recorded several top-tier albums, including the Grammy Award-winning Habana with his Afro-Cuban band, Crisol. His most recent album, Earfood, features his quintet: Justin Robinson on alto sax and flute, Gerald Clayton on piano, Danton Boller on bass and Montez Coleman on drums. From headlining at the Village Vanguard to tours with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker, Hargrove “is reaching a new and elevated level of pure jazz artistry.” (AllMusic)
The Badwagon is the world premier collaboration between piano trios Jason Moran & the Bandwagon and The Bad Plus. Moran’s trio – featuring bassist Tarus Mateen, drummer Nasheet Waits and Moran – first joined up in late 1999 to play in New Directions, a band made up of young stars from the Blue Note roster that went on tour in celebration of the famed jazz label’s 60th anniversary. Ten years later, The Bandwagon has collaborated with musicians and visual artists and released their latest album, Ten, and Rolling Stone has called Moran, “the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” The Bad Plus—threesome Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King – have been exchanging musical ideas since their teenage years; in the late 1980s, Anderson and King went to high school in Minnesota together. Though they met Iverson and played together briefly, the band didn’t come together to record an album until almost 10 years later. Never Stop is the band’s latest release, and their first album of all-originals.
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
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