Carefusion Jazz Festival Partners with Brooklyn's Barbes, Puppets & Zebulon


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CareFusion Jazz Festival New York Crosses Bridges for Concerts at Barbes, Puppets Jazz Club and Zebulon

NEW YORK, NY- The CareFusion Jazz Festival New York is crossing the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges to present concerts at three of Brooklyn's finest clubs. Barbes, Puppets Jazz Club and Zebulon will host critically-acclaimed artists and bands in affordable concerts that range from free to $15.00.

Sponsored by CareFusion, a leading global medical device company, and produced by George Wein's New Festival Productions, LLC, the festival takes over New York June 17 - 26 with 47 concerts at 23 venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx.

Barbes, 376 9th Street (corner of 6th Avenue) in Park Slope, is named after a neighborhood in northern Paris and owned by two French musicians and long-time Brooklyn residents. The club kicks off its festival partnership on Saturday, June 19, with A Barbes Records Night, featuring, Hazmat Modine (8:00 pm), a bluesy band driven by dueling harmonicas, and Slavic Soul Party (10:00 pm), in a performance of fiery Gypsy brass, soulful Balkan anthems and hip-grinding American funk. On Sunday, June 20, spend an evening with piano virtuoso Anthony Coleman in a solo performance of Jelly Roll Morton music (9:00 pm) followed by a concert with his band Damaged by the Sunlight (10:30 pm). On Monday, June 21, Barbes hosts Skirl Records Night with The Benefit Band (8:00 pm) in a concert of their unique sound that spans swing, free jazz, and rock, plus the Ben Perowsky Quartet (10:00 pm) presents music from the latest release, “Esopus Opus." For more information, visit barbesbrooklyn.com / (347) 422-0248. Tickets are $10 - $15.

Puppets Jazz Bar, 481 Fifth Avenue, is famous for hosting hot up-and- coming as well as legendary jazz artists. Check out the Park Slope club on Thursday, June 17, when Ralph Hamperian's Tuba D'Amour (6:00 pm), Bill Ware Group (9:00 pm) and the John McNeil Quartet (12:00 am) take over the stage for a night of swinging tuba, vibraphone and trumpet music. Then, the beat changes on Friday, June 18, with the Afro-Latin vibes of Alphabet Soup with Zack and Adam O'Farrill (6:00 pm), the Arturo O'Farrill Quartet (9:00 pm) plus the Randy Johnston Trio (12:00 am). Make an encore visit to Puppets on Saturday, June 19, for the Noah Preminger Quartet, (6:00 pm), followed by an all-star band featuring Tommy Campbell and Jaime Aff on drums, Arturo O'Farrill on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, Jim Seeley on trumpet with special guest bassist Victor Bailey (9:00 pm). For more information, log on to www.puppetsjazz.com / (718) 499-2622. Tickets are $15 nightly.

Located in trendy Williamsburg at 258 Wythe Street, Zebulon is run and staffed by musicians. The club starts its CareFusion Jazz Festival run on Thursday, June 17, with Seabrook Power Plant with guitarist Brandon Seabrook leading Tom Blancarte and Jared Seabrook (9:00 pm) and Mostly Other People Do the Killing, a piano-less quartet featuring Moppa Elliott, Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon and Kevin Shea (10:30 pm). Two dynamic trios, The Cooper Moore Trio (9:00 pm) and the Peter Evans Trio (10:30pm) take the stage on Sunday, June 20. Hear the John Tchicai Group, led by the adventurous Afro-Danish-American saxophonist on Monday, June 21 (9:00 pm and 10:30 pm). The series wraps up Wednesday, June 23, with Wake Up! featuring Daniel Carter, Demian Richardson, David Moss and Federico Ughi (9:00 pm) followed by James Spaulding, Michael Wimberly and Larry Roland (10:30 pm). All concerts are free of charge. For more information, visit zebuloncafeconcert.com / (718) 218-6934. Artists subject to change.

CareFusion Jazz Festival New York media partners are The Village Voice and WBGO-FM/Jazz 88.3. The Buckingham Hotel, located at 101 West 57th Street in Manhattan, is the host hotel of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York. For reservations, call (212) 246-1500, extension 3201; for more information, visit buckinghamhotel.com.

For the complete CareFusion Jazz Festival New York schedule and more information, log on to nycjazzfestival.com.

This story appears courtesy of Carolyn McClair Public Relations.
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