Join BRIC on October 21, 22 and 23 for our seventh annual JazzFest! This acclaimed three-day marathon Jazz festival will return in-person to BRIC House (647 Fulton) this fall.
**JazzFest 2021 is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!*
NIGHT 1 LINEUP | THURSDAY OCT 21, 7PM
NIGHT 2 LINEUP | FRIDAY OCT 22, 7PM
NIGHT 3 LINEUP | SATURDAY OCT 23, 7PM
BRIC is proud to have WBGO as our Media Partner
THURSDAY | OCTOBER 21
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.” Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music.
Joining Cécile McLorin Salvant: Sullivan Fortner, Pianist.
SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, two-time Grammy winner Kurt Elling has a secure place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. His voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with a warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso improvisor and a compelling storyteller. With the addition of hybrid guitarist Charlie Hunter their new music moves beyond bebop, swing, and Blues and explores progressive jazz, neo-soul and full-on funk.
Joining SuperBlue: Stu Mindeman, Keyboards. Nate Smith, Drums. Sophia Byrd, Vocalist. Kaitlin Lawrence, Vocalist
Sean Jones Quartet
Trumpeter Sean Jones is a firebrand musician with a bent toward muscular post-bop. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978, Jones began playing trumpet in the fifth grade. By high school, he developed a strong interest in jazz, especially the music of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis.
Sean Jones Quartet: Sean Jones, trumpet. Orrin Evans, piano. Matt Clohsey, bass. Mark Whitfeild Jr., drums.
Yasser Tejeda is a guitarist, vocalist, composer and producer born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic currently based in Brooklyn. Yasser’s debut album ‘Mezclansa’ (2009) was dubbed one of the “100 essential recordings of Dominican music” by the Nation’s Association of Art Writers (Acroarte) and his second album Kijombo (2019) received six awards from Dominican Republic’s Indie awards ‘Premios Indie,’ including Best Album.
Joining Yasser Tejeda: Kyle Miles (bass), Jonathan Troncoso (Percussion), Victor Otoniel Vargas (Drums), Mario Castro (guest artist: Tenor Sax), Carmen Joselyn Morillo (Dancer), Ralph Joseph (Production Manager)
Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and bandleader from San Francisco, CA. Post-graduation, Sasha’s music work remains primarily based in New York City. In addition to performing internationally with her own project, Sasha Berliner Azalea, her recent notable performances, and recordings have been with musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Nicholas Payton, and Quincy Davis.
Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days
Adam O’Farrill is a trumpet player and composer from Brooklyn, NY. As a trumpeter, he has performed and has recorded with artists such as Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson, and Arturo O’Farrill. As a composer and bandleader, he has led the quartet Stranger Days, comprised of Xavier Del Castillo, Walter Stinson, and Zack O’Farrill.