Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

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The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) is a not for profit arts organization. CBJC has organized an annual jazz festival in Central Brooklyn, New York for ten (10) years and created the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum.[1]

The chairman of CBJC is Clarence Mosley, Jr. Bob Myers is Communications Director and Festival 2011 Coordinator[1]

2011 Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival[edit]

12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The borough's celebration of a unique art form created by descendants of Brooklynites such as Max Roach, Eubie Blake, Lena Horne, Freddie Hubbard, and Randy Weston occurs every April. This music series is New York City's longest continually running festival dedicated to straight ahead jazz. This celebration of jazz presents 35 events on 23 days with more than 100 artists performing in clubs, community venues, colleges, faith based and cultural institutions throughout this borough of New York City. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

Brooklynites, jazz greats such as Cecil Payne, Betty Carter, and Kenny Durham as well as less heralded artists Cal Massey, Betty Roche, Gigi Gryce and C. Scoby Stroman contributions are remembered by way of conferences and performances. Other scheduled events includes: return of Panamanian saxophone great Carlos Garnett at Boys and Girls High School; National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Cuban percussionist Candido Camero's 90th birthday celebration with the Arturo O'Farrill Quintet at Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center; remembering Brooklyn's jazz shrine, The East, at Brooklyn College with Charles Tolliver; youth jazz presentations; Jazz: The Women's View Point; BAMcafe presents The New Cookers in concert; photo exhibits; and Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Brooklyn Historical Society just to name some.

Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated borough-wide music series.[2] The back bone of this community based jazz festival are musicians and venues which keep Brooklyn's jazz scene vibrate and fuel the local economy. Stanley Banks, Steve Cromity, Donna Tulivu Cumberbatch, Eric Frazier, Jeff King, Beareather Reddy; Jazz966, Parlor Jazz, Rustik Lounge, Sistas' Place, Two Steps Down, and Sugar Hill Restaurant are some of the performers and locations jazz lovers will experience during Brooklyn jazz festival 2011.

The 12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival was produced by the 40 voracious member individuals/organizations of CBJC. CBJC activities are made possible by NYS Assembly Members Annette Robinson, Karim Camara; NYS Senators Velmanette Montgomery, Eric Adams; NYC Council Members Albert Vann, Leticia James and CBJC member organizations. CBJC programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Arts Council and its JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program, New York City Department For The Aging, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Sugarhill Super Club Restaurant and Disco; Long Life Information & Referral Network. Other festival sponsors: Afroart Designs, Foodtown of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tourism and Visitors Center an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium founded in 1999, is an amalgam of patrons, entertainment venues, faith based institutions, community organizations and musicians. Over the past twelve (12) years CBJC has presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum (TM); produced yearly programs that feature local jazz talent. CBJC is a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving, promoting and supporting live music within the under served communities of Brooklyn.

BROOKLYN JAZZ HALL of FAME MEMBERS (as of April 2011) Mary Lou Williams, Hazel Scott, Lena Horne, Montego Joe, Kenny Durham, Art Blakey, Eubie Blake, Gigi Gryce, Ernie Henry, Betty Roché, Cal Massey, C. Scoby Stroman, Ahmed Abdul-Malik,

Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Noel Pointer, Clifton Small, Chief Bey, Roland Alexander, Joe Carroll, Ulysses Slaughter, Wally 'Gator' Watson, Leonard Gaskin, Freddie Hubbard, Cecil Payne, and Max Roach


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