BRIC JazzFest 2019 happens October 19-26 with "concerts, film, poetry, and conversation, culminating in a three-day music marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House." The initial lineup for the marathon is already looking stacked, with Ravi Coltrane, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Makaya McCraven, Kneebody, Antonio Sanchez, Louis Cole (Knower), Tia Fuller, Joel Ross, Sasha Berliner, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Kassa Overall, María Grand, Claudia Acuña, QNA, and Roxy Coss Quintet. More are still TBA. As a press release notes, "performances take place in the intimate jazz club-like Artist Studio, the expansive Stoop overlooking the Gallery, and the state-of-the-art Ballroom—all within BRIC House."

Early bird 3-day passes go on sale to BRIC members on Thursday, July 11, and to the general public on Friday, July 12.

Georgia Anne Muldrow recently released her new instrumental album VWETO II on Mello Music Group and you can stream that below. She's also got a collaborative album with Dudley Perkins, Black Love & War, coming August 9 via SomeOthaShip Connect / eOne Music, and the new video for "Where I'm From" from that album just came out. Watch below.

We recently highlighted Makaya McCraven in a list of 5 jazz shows to not miss in NYC this year (referring to his upcoming Industry City show on 8/16). He last released Universal Beings, which was deservedly one of the more acclaimed 2018 albums in any genre.

Vibraphonist Joel Ross, who played on Universal Beings, is also fresh off releasing his deservedly acclaimed debut album KingMaker on the iconic Blue Note label. It's a gorgeous album, and if you haven't heard it yet, you can stream it below.