Resolution J1000-2013

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

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

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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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