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Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the DogBrooklyn Center at Kumble Theater
Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Dog
Kenny Barron (solo piano)Brooklyn Center at Kumble Theater
Kenny Barron (solo piano)
Alicia OlatujaBrooklyn Center at Kumble Theater
Alicia Olatuja

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Brooklyn Center's Jazz Series


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Jazz Series, celebrating a truly American musical genre with an array of world-class artists that represent both classics from the past and today's more innovative and ever-changing sounds. This year's lineup includes the Tierney Sutton Band, opening Brooklyn Center's season with their 2017 GRAMMY® nominated project The Sting Variations; NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, performing an evening of solo piano; and Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja. All of these incredible musicians reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.

Tierney Sutton Band
Sat, Oct 21 at 8pm
Kenny Barron
Sat, Feb 24 at 8pm
Alicia Olatuja
Sat, Mar 10 at 8pm

"Over the past several years, Brooklyn Center has worked to establish ourselves as one of the premier presenters of jazz in the borough," says Jon Yanofsky, Director of Brooklyn Center of the Performing Arts. "As a member of the Jazz Touring Network, a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, we have hosted incredible artists here at Brooklyn Center, including GRAMMY® winners Robert Glasper and Take 6, as well as McArthur fellow Regina Carter and GRAMMY® nominee Yosvany Terry. This coming season, we'll continue in this vein with concerts by vocalist Alicia Olatuja. Brooklyn has such a rich historical connection to jazz, and we're proud to be continuing this ongoing cultural narrative."

Other artists who have played Brooklyn Center in the past few season include Ramsey Lewis, John Pizzerelli, Monty Alexander, Freddy Cole, Michael Feinstein, Eddie Palmieri, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and, most recently, GRAMMY® winner Patti Austin, who performed Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song in recognition of Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday. They also partnered with WBGO Jazz 88.3FM in 2016 to host one of Felix Hernandez's widely popular Rhythm Revue events, presenting a night of Latin Soul and Boogaloo with headliner Joe Bataan.

Tickets to Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 Jazz Series performances range from $30-$35 and can be purchased by clicking on the corresponding photo above, or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 . Purchase all three concerts and save 15% with a Brooklyn Center Multibuy.

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