Four local artists created new works meant to honor their beloved fellow musicians we lost to the pandemic.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
Doors 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
To commemorate and acknowledge the immense impact COVID-19 has had on the Jazz community, BRIC has commissioned four local artists to create new works meant to honor their beloved fellow musicians we lost to the pandemic. Each artist will premiere a new piece created with this intention as part of their set. VIJAY IYER, whom the NY Times called the “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway” of the NYC scene, headlines, with sets by vibes innovator JOEL ROSS, the singer and multi-instrumentalist MELANIE CHARLES, and the renowned poet, author and educator MAHOGANY BROWNE.
Free performances at the Bandshell are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Capacity is limited. RSVPs are not required and do not guarantee entry.
The Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park is home to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival. Named to honor the legendary singer, actress, dancer, and Brooklyn native Lena Horne, the Bandshell is transformed into a venue every summer that can accommodate over 8,000 people.
BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities
The facility is completely wheelchair accessible. If you require special seating arrangements, please ask any staff member to speak with the house manager on the day of the performance when you reach the gate, and we will happily accommodate you. If you have any other questions about accessibility, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.