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NYC’S BRIC JAZZFEST ADDS FREE SHOW,FEATURING A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY BURNT SUGAR, A CO-PRESENTATION WITH DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP, ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 IN BROOKLYN
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Join BRIC, a leading, multi-disciplinary arts and media institution anchored in downtown Brooklyn, for a free concert, on Saturday, October 15, as part of BRIC JazzFest. In co-presentation with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the show will feature a performance by American improvisational band, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber (BSAC). The newly added performance marks the fourth show that is part of this year’s 2022 BRIC JazzFest festival and will give a taste of what is to be expected at the BRIC House later that month.
The three additional days of the annual music festival take place Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22 at 7pm ET at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn (647 Fulton St.) Tickets for the rest of this year’s JazzFest are on sale now, with single day passes starting at $40, three-day passes starting at $95, plus ticket discounts and other benefits for BRIC members.
An art making station provided by Louis Armstrong House Museum and interactive pop up by INFINITI will be part of the festivities.
BRIC, in collaboration with the Louis Armstrong House Museum, will also facilitate an art-making activation for youth and families during the course of the show. Youth and families will be supplied with collage materials to produce their own album covers, inspired by Armstrong's own collages in the early 1950s when the artist used scrapbooks and the walls of his apartment in Queens, New York, as his canvases.
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber was founded by recently passed and dearly missed Village Voice icon Greg "Ionman" Tate (1957-2021) and co-led with/and now led by Dayton Ohio “bubble” groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel allows to freely juggle a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. Over the years Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber has made music, broken bread, and covered thousands of road dogg miles worldwide with a host of alumni badasses among them: Somi, Vijay Iyar, Julia Kent, Jeremiah Abiah, Rene Akan, Marc Cary, Honeychild Coleman, Pete Cosey, Morgan Michael Craft, Latasha Nevada Diggs and many more. ''In 2022 Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber celebrates more than two decades of 'never playing anything the same way once'. As always they give tribute to their sonic Sensei, The Maestro Lawrence Butch Morris(1947--2013) for showing them THE WAY of Conducted Improvisation.
INFINITI, BRIC JazzFest's 2022 Exclusive automotive sponsor, invites you to look inside the new QX60. Explore how this thoughtfully designed vehicle can reconnect you to you, and enjoy elevated hospitality during the Brooklyn Jazz Festival Teaser Concert at 300 Ashland on October 15, 2022, and again during the Festival from October 20-22, 2022.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Plaza at 300 Ashland
85 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
For more information on this year’s full artist lineup, go to bricartsmedia.org/bric-jazzfest.
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BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn's creative future.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. Working together with the three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that it manages – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID - the Partnership’s diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies, facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community, supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural assets, and encouraging a sense of place and an engaged civic community. For more information, visit www.downtownbrooklyn.com.
ABOUT THE PLAZA AT 300 ASHLAND
At the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette, The Plaza at 300 Ashland is Downtown Brooklyn’s newest public space in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. Managed, programmed and maintained by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the plaza hosts events as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Presents series, a calendar of programming including film screenings, concerts, theater performances, dance & fitness classes, readings, community gatherings, and more. These events are all free and open to the public, with the goal of serving the community, the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood, and NYC’s cultural community at large. Additional support for programming at the Plaza at 300 Ashland is provided by Two Trees Management Co. and Whole Foods Market.
ABOUT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM
Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world when he chose the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens to be his home in 1943. The Louis Armstrong House Museum preserves Louis and Lucille’s home, now a historic site and world-class museum. The museum also provides access to Mr. Armstrong’s extensive archives, develops programs for the public that educate and inspire, and hosts performances with multidisciplinary artists from around the world.
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