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Brooklyn Jazz Festival: Ronnie Matthews & Freddie Hubbard Tribute

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Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium Presents As Part of the 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BROOKLYN's JAZZ GREATS: Ronnie Mathews / Freddie Hubbard

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium will present a musical tribute to jazz piano great Ronnie Mathews and jazz trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard on Sunday, April 19th at SugarHill Restaurant & Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Avenue near Nostrand, in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. There is a modest cover charge of $10 and a club minumum of $10 for both performances. For information call 718.569.1896 or visit the web page www.cbjcjazz.org.

Artist paying homage to Misters Mathews and Hubbard include: James Spaulding, Louis Hayes, George Cables, Dwayne Burno, Kenyatta Beasley and musical director Kiane Zawadi with a special poetic interlude by Louis Reyes Rivera plus other invited guest artists.

Ronnie Mathews' Brooklyn roots go back to his birth year of 1935. He has been compared by critics to Bud Powell and McCoy Tyner and the NY Daily News says of Ronnie, “...another stalwart figure who has yet to receive proper recognition". Jazz master Freddie Hubbard became a one name jazz icon while living in Brooklyn during the 60s and put the borough on the jazz map with his immortal live recording, The Night Of The Cookers, in the jazz venue Club La Marchal.

This event is sponsored by Yamaha Corporation of America, Brooklyn Tourism and Visitors Center and the 47 members/organizations of Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium.

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