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Commending the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium upon the occasion of hosting its 14th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

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  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1000


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium
upon the occasion of hosting its 14th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz
Festival to be held March 29 through April 30, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those musical organizations that have brought entertainment and
cultural enrichment to the citizens of the great State of New York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the Central
Brooklyn Jazz Consortium upon the occasion of hosting its 14th Annual
Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival to be held March 29 through April 30,
2013; and
WHEREAS, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) was founded in 1999;
it is a combination of patrons, entertainment venues, faith based insti-
tutions, community organizations and musicians; and
WHEREAS, Over the past 13 years, CBJC has presented an annual spring
festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame & Museum and produced
yearly programs that feature local jazz talent; CBJC is a nonprofit
corporation committed to preserving, promoting and supporting live music
within the underserved communities of Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, The theme for this celebration is "Jazz Healing Force of The
Universe"; and
WHEREAS, This music series is New York City's longest continuously
running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz; accessible and open to
all, this exhibition has more than 500 artists performing in 45 events
at venues throughout Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, A healthy and vibrant arts community is of great importance
to the people of Brooklyn, and especially so during these challenging
economic times; and
WHEREAS, Brooklyn's grassroots celebration of an American original art
form is led by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, who pay homage to
the icons of Jazz who have called Brooklyn home, including Max Roach,
Eubie Blake, Betty Carter, Cal Massey, Lena Horne, Herbie Mann, Cecil
Payne, Freddie Hubbard, and others too numerous to mention, who also
refined or made their musical sound popular while living in this
culturally rich borough of New York City; and
WHEREAS, International and regionally recognized artists perform at
entertainment venues, cultural, educational and faith based institutions
during Jazz Appreciation Month; the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival has
grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month
long borough-wide music series; the backbone of this community-based
jazz festival are the musicians and venues that keep Brooklyn's jazz
scene vibrant along with stimulating its nightlife economy; and
WHEREAS, Some of the great performers the jazz community will enjoy
during the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, include: Papo Vazquez, Sonny
Fortune, Ahnee Sharon Freeman, Gerry Eastman, Lil Phillips, Eric Lemon,
Marion Cowings, Greg Bandy, Marvin Horne, Stanley Banks, The New Cookers
(Kenyatta Beasley, Keith Loftis, Anthony Wonsey, Dezron Douglas), Jeff
King, Lezlie Harrison, Hamiet Buiett, T.C. III, Solomon Hicks, Kathy
Farmer, Beareather Reddy, Ray Abrams Big Band, Arturo O'Farrill, Maurice
Brown, Dwight 'Dr. Mambo' Brewster, Bertha Hope, Phillip Harper, Ted
Daniel and IBMC, Napoleon Revels-Bey, Denroy Morgan, Bob Cunningham,
Cynthia Holiday, Greg Lewis, and Wycliffe Gordon; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consorti-
um's distinguished record merits the recognition and respectful tribute
of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium upon the occasion of host-

ing its 14th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival to be held March 29
through April 30, 2013, and to encourage New Yorkers to celebrate as
part of New York Jazz Appreciation Month; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, and the Brooklyn Jazz
Hall of Fame and Museum.

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