Sunday, August 25, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tompkins Square Park
E 10th St, New York, NY 10009
Carl Allen’s jazz bonafides are indisputable—as a young drummer he earned a spot in Freddie Hubbard’s band, and would go on to play with the saxophonists George Coleman and Phil Woods (among others), and serve as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. The quintet he brings to the Festival — featuring trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Eric Reed, and bassist Peter Washington — pays tribute to legendary drummer Art Blakey. Allen is joined by saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, George Coleman, who has worked with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock; multiple Grammy Award nominee pianist and first openly gay jazz musician Fred Hersch; and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Food: Rib in a Cup, The Fried Kitchen, Baked by Dawn, and Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights. Cuisines curated by Bronx Night Market