Breathing Pavilion: A Weekly Music Series | Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School
About the series:
Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation, Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.
Mr. Fitz offers a fun and welcoming class which focuses on improving students’ comfort on the drums, including the djembe and the congas. Mr. Fitz teaches rhythms from the Congo and west Africa, as well as rhythms from Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad. Mr. Fitz’s class introduces students to different time signatures, tempos and feelings. Ensemble playing helps students learn how to play with one another and develop a discerning ear.
3/23: Kalia Vandever, Trombone
3/30: Melanie Charles, Flute
4/6: Joel Ross, Vibraphone
4/13: Baba Don Babatunde, Percussion
4/20: Neil Clarke, Percussion
4/27: Lakecia Benjamin, Saxophone
5/4: Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School - all are welcome to join!
5/8: Keyon Harrold, Trumpet
Breathing Pavilion is open from 12-8pm daily for meditation. Sign up for your slot here.
Presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in collaboration with Van Alen Institute, with support from Two Trees Management Co.
DBP is adhering to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.
Thank you! Your compliance will help keep our events safe for all to enjoy.