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2017 BRIC Jazzfest: lineup and tickets

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Greenpoint Terminal, 2016 (more by Greg Cristman)

The third-annual BRIC Jazzfest  takes place October 14 – 21 at BRIC House in Brooklyn, including concerts, film screenings, panel discussions, dance and more. The live music portion of the festival, the BRIC Jazzfest Marathon, will run from October 19-21. and has performances staggered across the BRIC House Ballroom, the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and a jazz club inside the Artist Studio. One-day tickets and three-day passes are available now.

  • Thursday, October 19: notable performers include the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen, plus Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Terri Lyne Carrington Band, Binky Griptite Orchestra, Matthew Stevens, and more.
  • Friday, October 20: Regina Carter will be performing her Ella Fitzgerald tribute project, Simply Ella. Other notable performers include Vijay Iyer, Samora Pinderhughes, Theo Croker Escape Velocity, and more.
  • Saturday, October 21:  saxophone great Maceo ParkerGoGo Penguin  performing a new score classic film Koyaanisqatsi, plus Braxton Cook, Matana Roberts, and more.

On the film front, on October 14 & 15 there are free screenings of: Chasing Trane which explores the global impact of the music of John Coltrane and his lasting influence in the jazz world: and I Called Him Morgan, which centers around the tragic 1972 murder of jazz musician Lee Morgan.

More artists are still to be announced. Many of the non-Marathon events are free. More details are at the BRIC Jazzfest website and check out the current schedule of programming below.

BRIC JAZZFEST: 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Film Screenings
Chasing Trane (2016)
Oct 14 at 7pm & Oct 15 at 4pm – FREE w/ rsvp
BRIC House Stoop

I Called Him Morgan (2016)
Oct 14 at 9pm & Oct 15 at 2pm – FREE w/ rsvp
BRIC House Stoop

Evidence Community Dance Class
Oct 16 at 6:30pm – FREE w/ rsvp (all ages)
BRIC House Ballroom

Jazz and Justice Panel Discussion
Oct 17 at 7pm – FREE w/ rsvp
BRIC House Stoop

Student Workshops
Lafre Sci Groove Diplomacy
Oct 18 at 10am & 1pm – FREE for invited elementary and middle school groups
BRIC House Ballroom

BRIC Jazzfest Marathon
$25 Adv / $30 Door (per day)
Limited 3-day passes $65 Adv

MARATHON THURSDAY
Oct 19 at 7:30pm
BRIC Arts | Media House
The Sun Ra Arkesta under the direction of Marshall Allen, Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Terri Lyne Carrington Band, Binky Griptite Orchestra, Troker, Matthew Stevens, Mike Casey, and the Kavita Shah Quintet, perform staggered sets spanning the BRIC House Ballroom, the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and a jazz club inside the Artist Studio.

MARATHON FRIDAY
Oct 20 at 7:30pm
BRIC Arts | Media House
Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Vijay Iyer, Samora Pinderhughes, Theo Croker Escape Velocity, Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirate Troubadours, Dave Douglas Meets The Westerlies, LaFrae Sci and the Groove Diplomacy Youth Ensemble, and Miramar perform staggered sets spanning the BRIC House Ballroom, the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and a jazz club inside the Artist Studio.

MARATHON SATURDAY
Oct 21 at 7:30pm
BRIC Arts | Media House
General Admission: Standing
Maceo Parker, Braxton Cook, GoGo Penguin: Koyaanisqatsi A new score (performed live), Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition, Harriet Tubman, Imani Uzuri: Wild Cotton, Butcher Brown, Matana Roberts, perform staggered sets spanning the BRIC House Ballroom, the Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and a jazz club inside the Artist Studio.

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