Red Hook Jazz Festival 2013 - June 9 and June 16 - Jazz is Alive in Brooklyn!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

big bang productions presents the RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 on two consecutive Sundays, June 9 and June 16 2013 in the Urban Meadow.
Celebrating its sixth installment, this year's Red Hook Jazz Festival line-up features some of the world's most forward-thinking jazz musicians and composers playing today, with a focus on female artists and drummers, featuring the vocalist Fay Victor, the pianist Kris Davis, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Allison Miller (in both categories!), Clarence Penn, Mike Pride, Mark Feber, Willie Martinez, Ted Poor, and Tom Rainey.
Highlights of horn players are: Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby, Jon Irabagon, Loren Stillman, and Adam Kolker. Other well players include bassists Ben Street, Chris Lightcap, Drew Gress and Ken Filiano, guitarist Adam Rogers, Nate Radley and Paul Kogut, piano players Gary Versace and James Carney and many other accomplished musicians. 
The Red Hook Jazz Festival prides itself on being a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. Where other festivals rely on corporate sponsorships and donations, the RHJF is an all-volunteer event proud to support a wide variety of superb figures in New York City and Brooklyn jazz, both young and old. The RHJF has truly developed a tradition of presenting great music with a laid back vibe, an outdoor setting, and a strong family-friendly focus, while striving to develop the next generation of jazz audiences.  For a taste of what the RHJF is all about see the great piece about last year's RHJF from the New York Times here.
This year the RHJF is proud to announce a grant award from the Brooklyn Arts Council as well as continued support from our local sponsor, the House of Pizza & Calzone, and the Urban Meadow, the venue of RHJF shows since 2008. 
Both days start at 1pm and end at 6pm. Entrance is $10 per adult/children attend free. The Urban Meadow is located at the corner of President & Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn, NY.  Click here for the full event schedule and here for directions to the Urban Meadow.

For up to date announcements on the RHJF, visit: Facebook.com/RedHookJazzFestival
For more information about the Red Hook Jazz Festival and/or big bang productions, please contact Mike Golub at: 917-751-9347 or golub.mike@gmail.com.

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