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15th Annual
CBJC Jazz Festival
March 28 - April 30, 2014

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8TH PRESS PARTY

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Randy Weston, Kiane Zawadi
Press Conference

Front Row (L - R) : Jo Ann Cheatham (CBJC), Kate Fermoile (Brooklyn Historical Society), Borough President Marty Markowitz, Marina Belessis-Casoria (Public Affairs - ConEd)  -  Back Row (L - R): Wayne Winston (CBJC), Lungile Tyatya (Delegation leader from North West Parks & Tourism Board), Wade Barnes (CBJC), Jitu Weusi (CBJC), Prof. Jeffrey Taylor ( Brooklyn College - Hitchcock Institute), Felix Palacios (Rep. from Office of New York City Council President Christine Quinn), Robert Myers (CBJC)

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, CBJC Chairman Jitu Weusi and the North West Parks & Tourism Board delegation from Republic of South Africa on the occasion of Festival 2008 press conference at Borough Hall..
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

15th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

March 28 - APRIL 30, 2014 Brooklyn, New York

Contact: Bob Myers - 718.773.2252 ext.103 or comm@cbjcjazz.org

"Forward Ever, Backwards Never"

15th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz FestivalMarch 28 to April 30, 2014 - presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. This month long celebration is New York City's longest continually running grass roots festival dedicated to jazz. The programming presents internationally known and local musicians performing in clubs, community venues, colleges, faith based and cultural institutions throughout the borough.   

  For up to date information on this month long jazz jubilation go to www.cbjcjazz.org or call 718.773.2252.

Brooklyn 's legacy in the jazz community is well documented.  From the 1940s thru 1970s jazz greats such as Andy Kirk, Max Roach, Ray Abrams, Wynton Kelly and McCoy Tyner were frequent attractions at jazz shrines such as Sonia Ballroom, Blue Coronet, Putnam Central and The East.  

CBJC jump started Brooklyn's jazz rebirth in April 1999 when its founders: Viola Plummer, Alma Carroll and Torrie McCartney brought together faith based institutions, entertainment venues and musicians and produced a week long jazz festival during Jazz Appreciation Month (US public law 108-72).  A decade later from April 1-30, 2009 CBJC is hosting a month long jubilee celebrating an American original art form - Jazz, at diverse venues such as: Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn Historical Society, BAMcafe Live, Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College, Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture-Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Concord Baptist Church of Christ as well as community venues. The back bone of this grass roots Brooklyn jazz festival is its local musicians and the community at large.

CBJC FESTIVAL

Next PRESS CONFERENCE

     Refreshments for the Press
  Press Kits are Available
Bklyn Boro Pres. Marty Markowitz, Jitu Weusi, Deborah Schwartz, Bob Cutingham
Jeff King, Bob Myers, Jitu Weusi, Deborah Schwartz, Bob Cunningham, Marty Markowitz,

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium welcomes Brooklyn Tourism and Visitors Center , an initiative of Borough President Marty Markowitz, as a sponsor of the 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. 

Some of the venues participating in Festival 2009 include: Afroart Designs, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn Historical Society, BAMcafe Live, Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College , Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture-Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club, and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza

Grand Army Plaza - Brooklyn