A Fort Greene warm-weather music staple, the Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival returns to Fort Greene Park Saturday, September 12.
The free event, now in its sixth year, features nonstop jazz by local musicians and singers from 3 pm. to 7 p.m. It happens twice a year, once in July and once in September.
The festival was started by Fort Greene resident and musician Eric Frazier. Raised in Brooklyn, Frazier — who studied Conga Drum and African Dance — performs jazz and world music throughout the New York area at venues including Madison Square Garden and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Every year he brings the music back to Fort Greene for Jazz Fest.
The festival takes place at the entrance to Fort Greene Park, at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Street. Fort Greene (and nearby Clinton Hill) has a long and storied history with jazz, the festival’s website notes. Local residents have included jazz musicians Max Roach, Betty Carter and Carla Cook.
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