2003-01-30 / Other News

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Brooklyn’s first borough-wide jazz festival comes alive this spring with the historic launch of 24/7 Brooklyn Jazz, a month-long event in April, in celebration of the borough’s thriving jazz scene. The festival, organized by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the 24/7 Brooklyn Jazz Committee, and in partnership with the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, which promotes the exciting jazz spirit throughout Brooklyn, was announced on Tueday.

Markowitz (at right) and the 24/7 Jazz Brooklyn Committee announced 24/7 Jazz Brooklyn at the Sugarhill Supper Club, one of dozens of venues that will participate in the festival. Clubs, restaurants, churches and music schools throughout Brooklyn will host dozens of performances showcasing an array of talent.

Jazz diva Sarah McLawler (center) and lifelong Brooklynite and noted jazz musician, Leonard Gaskan, both gave historical perspectives on the jazz scene in Brooklyn. A group of talented Brooklyn jazz musicians also treated the audience to a sampling of what will be heard throughout the borough in April. Kathryn Kirk

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