Michael-David Gordon Quartet at KD’s 12/9

PLG Arts Jazz at KD’s presents:

The MD4 explores “places we’ve been” through the jazz soundscape of Ray Charles, Cassandra Wilson, and others. Oh, and a surprise or two! Michael-David Gordon, vocals; Logan Evan Thomas, piano; Adam Armstrong, bass; Hollis Headrick, drums.

Michael-David Gordon Quartet plays at KD’s, 408 Rogers Avenue between Sterling St & Lefferts Ave., Friday, December 9, 7:30-9:30.

$5 suggested donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts. Food and drinks available.

Rachel Therrien at KD’s Friday, Oct 28

rachel-therrienThe PLG Arts Jazz series is pleased to present trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Rachel Therrien at KD’s on Friday, Oct 28, from 7:30-9:30. Playing in a variety of musical styles and enriching her talent with experiences from many different cultures, Therrien was considered one of the most promising young jazz musicians on the Québec music scene. Winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star, she has recently settled in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

Therrien toured the US promoting her Afro-Colombian inspired jazz album “Pensamiento,” which was recorded in Bogota, Colombia, in 2014.

Join Rachel and PLG Arts at KD’s, 408 Rogers Ave, between Sterling St & Lefferts Ave. $5 suggested donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts.

Jazz at KD’s Friday, Oct 14: 7:30

Michael Vitali Trio
Michael Vitali Trio

The members of the Michael Vitali Trio hail from all corners of the globe. A working band on the NYC jazz scene since 2011, Justin Wert, Yuka Tadano, and Michael Vitali share a rare chemistry. Their original compositions and unusual approach to the American songbook serve as vehicles for adventurous improvisations.

Check out their music here. Then come to KD’s to see the new venue and hear their great music. The new KD’s, redecorated and with a new menu, $6 frozen drinks, and $5 beers. Same address as before (when it was the Inkwell Cafe): 408 Rogers Ave., between Sterling & Lefferts.

Jazz at KD’s Friday night, Sept 23

Alex Levine
Alex Levine

Guitarist Alex Levine’s debut album, “Towards The Center,” will be released in Fall 2016. He is a founding member of Polyfold Musical Arts Collective, whose focus is to support the creation, presentation, and ongoing development of creative music, and to foster artistic expression through education He is joined by Yuma Uesaka on saxophone, Sam Weber on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums.

Check out their music here. Then come to KD’s to see the new venue and hear their great music. The new KD’s, redecorated and with a new menu, $6 frozen drinks, and $5 beers. Same address as before (when it was the Inkwell Cafe): 408 Rogers Ave., between Sterling & Lefferts.

Curtis Ostle Trio, Friday, September 9, 2016

The Inkwell was; the new KD’s IS!!! Check out the new home for PLG Arts Jazz Night . The Inkwell Cafe has been transformed into KD’s, redecorated and with a new menu, $6 frozen drinks, and $5 beers. The Curtis Ostle Trio is the first group to perform under the new banner. Same address as before: 408 Rogers Ave., between Sterling & Lefferts. Same time: 7:30-9:30 pm.

New York City bassist and composer Curtis Ostle is known
for his warm sound, lyrical solos, and strong rhythmic
sense. On 9/9/16, Curtis welcomes Tommy Campbell
(Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins) on drums and Kenny
Wessel (Ornette Coleman) on guitar, two acclaimed NYC
jazz veterans, for a night of inspiring original music.

Curtis Ostle
Curtis Ostle
Tommy Campbell
Kenny Wessel
Kenny Wessel

Rescheduled: August 7: “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please” By Spellbound Theatre

Rescheduled: August 7

PLG Arts and Parkside Plaza Committee Present:
“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please”
at 2 pm Sunday, August 7
Parkside Plaza/Q Train Stop
Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue

The performance is FREE!

This one-of-a-kind storytelling performance follows a lost toy, Catbear, as he travels through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for his owner. Each train has its own story, and Catbear experiences all the sights and sounds of New York City before landing home again. This interactive is ideal for children ages 2-7.  Spellbound Theatre is a Brooklyn-based company specializing in creating original theatre for children ages 0-5.  You can learn more about them at http://SpellboundTheatre.com.

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Photographs of Coney Island, by Diane Greene Lent

Please Join us for the opening reception @ Tugboat Tea

546 Flatbush Ave

July 21, 5-8pm

Diane is a documentary and scenic photographer. She attended the International School of Photography (ICP) in New York City. Her photos have appeared in Glamour Magazine, The Progressive, Gothamist , Colorlines, and others. She works as a consultant photographer for non-profit organizations in New York, New Orleans and Washington, DC. Travel and scenic photography is featured in Fine Art America. She is well traveled to India, Ireland, Mexico, Chile, France and Spain. Her US photos include Michigan, New Orleans, Arizona and California and ofcourse, New York City.

Diane is a member and featured photographer for Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,

Flatbush Artists and Propect Leffers Gardens Artists, PLG Arts.




Coney island by Diane Greene Lent

New York’s famous amusement park, Coney Island is located on the South Shore of Brooklyn. The park has drawn millions of people from New York and around the world since 1880. I am drawn to Coney Island every summer for the wild and colorful photo opportunities that it provides. People are the important subject and come from around the world but especially from Brooklyn. Here is a small sample of photos I have taken there over the years.

Vinnie Knight: Black Pearls and White Diamonds July 22

Vinnie Knight

Miss Vinnie Knight is a well-known jazz and blues singer with an angelic voice and a sophisticated sound. She has recorded the music of Duke Ellington and toured many European countries.

Miss Vinnie Knight has a profound love for music theater. She Has written and produced a musical review, “Black Pearls and White Diamonds, Jazz songs of the Harlem Renaissance.” Come hear the real deal at the Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Avenue, on Friday, July 22, 7:30-9:30.
You can preview Friday’s show here.

Jazz @the Inkwell: Stelio Mihas

The Listening Trio editedBrooklyn-based guitarist Stelios Mihas will be presenting a jazz trio featuring legendary reeds player Daniel Carter and bassist Zachary Swanson. After meeting during the sessions of Daniel Carter’s Listening Group, this trio will be performing its spontaneous compositions drawing inspiration from late 20th century jazz and contemporary music traditions.

Here’s a sample of Stelios Mihas’s music: click here  to hear them play. Enjoy!

Friday, July 8, 7:30-9:30 pm, please join us for an exciting evening of music when this great group performs at the Ink Well Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts Ave and Sterling St.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Your $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts!

FOR MORE INFO: rina@plgarts.org

“The Lonely Hearts Case”–A Live Radio Drama

PLGarts-Radio-Play-non-printPLG Arts presents a live performance of an original radio drama, “The Lonely Hearts Case,” on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 4:30 pm. This family-friendly staged reading will feature many artists local to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Address: Inkwell Jazz and Comedy Club, 408 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY (between Sterling and Lefferts)

Doors open at 4:00 PM.

Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00.

Cultivating Creativity in Prospect Lefferts Gardens