The Brooklyn-based BRIC JazzFest 2018 kicks off this month with a lively program of concerts, films, conversations, poetry and dance. The event, which runs October 13-20, culminates with a three-day, multi-stage music marathon at BRIC House, where audience members are free to move throughout the venue each evening to take in sets from various musicians and ensembles. Marathon performers include Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Stefon Harris & Blackout featuring Casey Benjamin, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Meshell Ndegeocello, Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Camila Meza, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Deva Mahal, Kat Edmonson and Tongues in Trees.
Among BRIC JazzFest’s other highlights are a poetry slam hosted by poet and activist Mahogany L. Browne, with music by DJ Jive Poetic; a screening of photographer and occasional filmmaker Bruce Weber’s 1988 documentary, “Let’s Get Lost,” about the life of Chet Baker; and an interactive movement workshop with Urban Bush Women, which breaks down the creative process behind the ensemble’s piece “Walking with ’Trane,” inspired by the life and work of John Coltrane. The festival opens with a free outdoor concert performed by the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective Antibalas.
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Top Image: Terence Blanchard