Office of the Brooklyn Borough Presidents partners with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Jazz Foundation of America to bring Jazz concerts to Downtown Brooklyn
August 27, 2019
BROOKLYN, NY, August 27, 2019: The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, through One Brooklyn Fund, Inc., in a first time partnership with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Jazz Foundation of America, today announced a series of free, lunchtime concerts to be held on Fridays in September at Columbus Park Plaza, in front of the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall.
The shows, sponsored in part by EmblemHealth, will feature performances from local jazz artists Danny Mixon Trio (September 6th), Tulivu’s Seasoned Elegance (September 13th), the Gene Ghee Quartet (September 20th), and Greg Lewis Organ Monk (September 27th). Everyone is invited to stop by, bring lunch, and enjoy the sultry sounds of cool jazz on hot summer afternoons between the hours of 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM.
“The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, in conjunction with its philanthropic arm, One Brooklyn Fund, Inc., firmly believes that arts and cultural programming do much to develop individuals, as well as our communities,” said Lori H. Luis, executive director of One Brooklyn Fund, Inc. “We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Jazz Foundation of America to showcase just one example of the cultural richness and artistic diversity that helps define Brooklyn, making it a treasured haven for residents and a prime destination for visitors to the borough.
“We’re so excited to be partnering with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and The Jazz Foundation on this series of lunchtime Jazz concerts,” said Regina Myer, president of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “Being able to highlight Brooklyn’s homegrown talent right here in Downtown Brooklyn is such a privilege, and I hope everyone comes out to enjoy the music and our great outdoors.”
“In the course of thirty years of helping greats of jazz and blues music nationwide, the Jazz Foundation of America has gotten to know Brooklyn through the endless stream of brilliant musicians who are a product of the borough,” said Joe Petrucelli, executive director of Jazz Foundation of America. “We are so pleased to be partnering with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership on this lunchtime series, which will put some superlative local talent on stage right in the heart of things, next to Borough Hall. It’s an ideal way to create new, meaningful work opportunities for fantastic musicians, in a unique and celebratory setting.”
“EmblemHealth is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Summer Jazz lunchtime series,” said Nicole Browne-Jones, community care solutions manager for EmblemHealth. “The program provides an excellent opportunity to step away from your desks and enjoy a natural stress reliever—music!”