Outdoor lunchtime jazz concerts return to Brooklyn Borough Hall – Caribbean Life

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on Thursday announced the return of the popular free lunchtime outdoor jazz concerts to Columbus Park in downtown Brooklyn.

In partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Jazz Foundation of America, and supported by EmblemHealth, local jazz artists will perform every Tuesday in August between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Performers will include Steve Cromity (August 9), Willie Martinez (August 16) and Patsy Grant (August 23).

“We said this would be the summer that New York would come back to life post-pandemic, and we see it before our very eyes with all the music and community events happening in our beautiful Brooklyn, including our Borough Hall jazz concerts,” a said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso.

“It was a pleasure to work with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Jazz Foundation of America to bring back this beloved series, featuring all of Brooklyn’s local jazz artists,” he added. “We hope you come and spend your lunch with us on Tuesdays in August.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and the Jazz Foundation for this lunchtime jazz concert series,” said Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer. “Being able to showcase local Brooklyn talent right here in downtown Brooklyn is such a privilege, and I hope everyone comes out to enjoy the music and our great outdoors.

“To be back after two years without being able to direct this series is a good sign that Brooklyn – and NYC – is back,” she added.

“In 30 years of helping the greats of jazz and blues music nationwide, the Jazz Foundation of America has come to know Brooklyn through the relentless stream of brilliant musicians who are a product of the borough” said Jazz Foundation of America executive director Joe Petrucelli.

“We are thrilled to partner with Brooklyn Borough President Reynoso and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for this luncheon series, which will showcase outstanding local talent in the heart of Brooklyn,” he added. . “It’s an ideal way to create meaningful new work opportunities for fantastic musicians, in a unique and festive setting.”

Willie J. Johnson