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7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Taking Place June 8 & 15 In The Urban Meadow - Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook Jazz Festival The 7th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival will take place once again in Brooklyn's Urban Meadow on two consecutive Sundays, June 8 and 15, 2014 from 1-6 PM. As part of its continuing grassroots tradition, the RHJF is a 100% volunteer-run event that receives no major corporate sponsorship beyond in-kind donations from local businesses, nor any major grants this year. It remains committed to being uniquely artist- and community- focused, dedicated to the support of the great music of jazz, the great musicians who perform it and to bringing new individuals to the singular community-run resource that is the Urban Meadow. This dedication is clearly shared by those audiences who have come from around the world over the last six years to the Waterfront District of Red Hook, Brooklyn to hear exceptional artistry performed in a comfortable, unpretentious and beautiful urban ecological education center and botanical oasis near the docks along the East River.

The Red Hook Jazz Festival was started in 2008 by co-directors Mike Golub, Tamar Smith-Golub and Paul Delucia — in 2013, longtime festival volunteer James Keepnews replaced Delucia. It was conceived as an opportunity to present artists who lived locally and to bring new attention to the work of the Urban Meadow, which had been reclaimed from an abandoned lot down the street from the Smith-Golub home. Over the course of subsequent years, the Red Hook Jazz Festival has established itself as a major annual event for jazz listeners globally, recognized for its relaxed vibe, family-friendly environment — children may attend every festival for free — and consistent presentation of the greatest jazz artists at work today. In June 2012, then Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz declared one day of the RHJF “Red Hook Jazz Festival Day" in Brooklyn.

2014 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the Red Hook Jazz Festival, featuring ten remarkable ensembles, all representing the incredible variety and history of this great American music. The lineups for this year's RHJF will be:

June 8, 2014

Azares:
Jean Carla Rodea
Jean Carla Rodea
Jean Carla Rodea

vocalist
- vocals
Ryan Ferreira - guitar
Joe Morris
Joe Morris
Joe Morris
b.1955
guitar
- guitar
Pascal Niggenkemper - bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums

Ralph Alessi
Ralph Alessi
Ralph Alessi
b.1963
trumpet
Trio:
Ralph Alessi
Ralph Alessi
Ralph Alessi
b.1963
trumpet
- trumpet
Drew Gress
Drew Gress
Drew Gress
b.1959
bass
- bass
Mark Ferber
Mark Ferber
Mark Ferber

drums
- drums

Amanda Monaco
Amanda Monaco
Amanda Monaco
b.1973
guitar
's Deathblow:
Amanda Monaco
Amanda Monaco
Amanda Monaco
b.1973
guitar
- guitar
Michael Attias
Michael Attias
Michael Attias
b.1968
saxophone
- alto saxophone
Sean Conly - bass
Satoshi Takeishi - drums

Harris Eisenstadt's Aberikula:
Vincent Chancey - french horn
Sara Serpa
Sara Serpa
Sara Serpa
b.1979
vocalist
- voice
Chris Washburne
Chris Washburne

trombone
- bass trombone
Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley
b.1974
trumpet
- trumpet
Harris Eisenstadt - drums, arrangements

International Brass & Membrane Corps:
Ted Daniel
Ted Daniel
Ted Daniel
b.1943
trumpet
- trumpet, cornet
Jospeh Daley - tuba
Charles Burnham - violin
Newman Taylor Baker - drums

June 15, 2014

The Museum Band of Teeth and Respect:
Josh Rutner - tenor saxophone
Red Wierenga - keyboard
Dan Loomis
Dan Loomis
Dan Loomis

bass
- bass
Jared Schonig - drums

Welf Dorr
Welf Dorr
Welf Dorr

saxophone
Unit:
Welf Dorr
Welf Dorr
Welf Dorr

saxophone
- alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Ross - guitar
Dmitry Ishenko - bass
Joe Hertenstein - drums

George Coleman
George Coleman
George Coleman
b.1935
sax, tenor
and The Rivington Project:
George Coleman
George Coleman
George Coleman
b.1935
sax, tenor
- drums
Brian Charette
Brian Charette
Brian Charette
b.1972
organ, Hammond B3
- organ
Mike DiRubbo
Mike DiRubbo
Mike DiRubbo
b.1970
sax, alto
- alto saxophone

Gene Ess
Gene Ess
Gene Ess

guitar
& Fractal Attraction:
Gene Ess
Gene Ess
Gene Ess

guitar
- guitar
Thana Alexa - voice
Gabriel Guerrero - keyboard
Thomson Kneeland
Thomson Kneeland
Thomson Kneeland

bass, acoustic
- bass
Chris Beck
Chris Beck
Chris Beck

drums
- drums

DECAY:
Tim Berne
Tim Berne
Tim Berne
b.1954
saxophone
- alto saxophone
Ryan Ferreira - guitar
Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek
b.1958
bass
- bass
Ches Smith - drums


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