Breathing Pavilion: A Weekly Music Series | Neil Clarke
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.
Featured artist: Neil Clarke | Percussion
Master percussionist Neil Clarke, born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been involved with traditional African drumming and percussive arts for more than half a century. Best known for his many years playing in Randy Weston’s African Rhythms group, he has also had long musical relationships with other important artists, including Harry Belafonte, Dianne Reeves, Miriam Makeba and Onaje Allan Gumbs, while making significant contributions as a bandleader and educator.
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 and Jazz Foundation of America, 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.