Brooklyn, NY, June 29, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- “What a fantastic evening of musical collaborations thanks to the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium,” said New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., representing District 36 in Brooklyn. “The Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame is a culturally significant institution. As a supporter of the arts, I’m looking forward helping them find a home within my district.”
The BJHoFAME program included presentations by the Jazzteenth Freedom Ensemble, Emmanuel Baptist Church Worship Team, and Shanto’s Drum Procession. Rising star, flutist Gabrielle Garo received the Deacon Leroy Applin Young Lioness Award in for her musical achievements. At the post-reception, catered by Sugar Hill Supper Club, guests danced to the sounds of Doug Guthrie & the Caribbean Jazzy Combo.
Randy Weston joins jazz greats, Lena Horne, Cecil Payne, Herbie Mann, and others in the BJHoFAME. Membership is based on several factors, including the social impact of the musician. Weston was an advocate of the African origins of music, and the rhythms he used became a component of jazz. Weston’s induction compliments the program’s Juneteenth and Black Music themes.
The event was supported by New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Media sponsors included Our Time Press and Jazz Promo Services. Music sponsors were Jazzmobile and Guerilla Journalism.