Buy your BRIC JazzFest Marathon Pass today and see the last two nights of the Marathon (Fri, Oct 14 and Sat, Oct 15) for only $45! (Not valid for Marathon Night 1.)
The second marathon night of the BRIC JazzFest Marathon is an eclectic mash up of Latin rhythms, hip-hop beats, soulful stylings, and so much more. Audience members can move freely among performances and catch some or all of the artists each night while enjoying great food and drink from our café and bar.
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet
Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a force for Latin jazz and brings his bold and innovative septet to the BRIC JazzFest stage.
Players include Luques Curtis (bass), Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero (congas), Nicky Marrero (bongo/timbalitos), Camilo Molina (timbales), Louis Fouche (alto saxophone), Jonathan Powell (trumpet)
It’s no wonder that singer Kandace Springs caught the eye of Prince, who asked her to perform with him at the 30th anniversary event for Purple Rain. The Guardian describes her as “a buzz on the wires since 2014” with the ability to “to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.”
Infusing elements of jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, rock, dance, and electronica into his compositions, Big Yuki is a secret weapon in the NYC music scene, having worked with many Grammy Award winners and nominees including Talib Kweli, Marcus Strickland, and J. Cole, among others.
Players include Stu Brooks (bass/synth), Yuki Hirano (keys), and Lenny Reece (drums).
If anything can be said about José James, aside from marveling at his impressive talent and incomparable voice, it’s that he is indeed a fearless artist who “skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel, yet maintaining a strong awareness of a lineage that stretches from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye to Lou Rawls to Maxwell.” (NPR Music)
(Please note Terri Lyne Carrington, who was originally scheduled during this time, will no longer be performing.)
Players include Lakecia Benjamin (bandleader/saxophone), Eric Brown (drums), Al Carty (bass), Jamieson Ledonio (guitar), Nicole Phifer (vocals), and Yeissonn Villamar (keys).
Harold López-Nussa Trio
Born into a musical family in Havana, Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa performs an “assertive Latin Jazz infused with the essence of Western Europe.” (All About Jazz) Join him at BRIC JazzFest on an exploration where he visits various genres and ideas while staying true to his foundational roots.
Award winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer Sofia Rei explores connections between various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco, and electronic music, with a “deep passion and a full spectrum of emotions.” (DownBeat)
Lakecia Benjamin & Soulsquad
Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is an in-demand ensemble player who has worked with performers including David Murray, The Roots, and more; and she “exhibits striking presence and showmanship onstage.” (JazzTimes)
James Francies' Kinetic
Called “a force on the ground in New York,” James Francies is “a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch and a heavy slate of sideman affiliations.” (The New York Times)
Michael Olatuja & Lagos Pepper Soup
“Nigerian-British bassist Michael Olatuja works across idiom, in bands oriented around jazz, gospel, R&B and neo-soul, traditional African music — the whole continuum.” (NPR Music)
Players include Thana Alexa (vocals), Nate Smith (drums), Michael Olatuja (bass/composer), Etienne Stadwijk (keyboards), Manuel Valera (piano), and Samir Zarif (saxophone).
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BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.