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Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Juneteenth Ceremony Celebrating Black Music Month


Nearly 200 guests joined the festivities recognizing African American Freedom Day, celebrating Black Music Month and the posthumous induction of National Endowment for the Arts jazz master Randy Weston into the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame (BJHoFAME). Co-sponsored by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) and RestorationART, the affair was held on the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s campus on June 19. In 2020 Max Roach’s hall of fame plaque will be unveiled.

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.
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Bob Myers
718-467-1527
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718.773.2252 ext. 103

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