PLG Arts Music Festival 2018

The second annual PLG Arts Music Festival, a weeklong event from May 13-20, 2018 features almost 50 musicians in 9 different locations throughout Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Performances include jazz and improvised music at KD’s, 65 Fen, Parkside Pizza, Soup and Sound, and Westbury Inn, chamber music at The Owl Music Parlor, a classical brunch at Desserts by Michael Allen’s, an afternoon Latin jazz performance outdoors at Parkside Plaza, and a family music event at Greenlight Bookstore. All PLG Arts–sponsored events are free; some cooperating venues may charge admission. View a full listing of events below. Download Press Release.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

THIS OUTDOOR SHOW CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER — Parkside Plaza, 3:00-4:00 pm, TaluDjembe & theSoundologists
Talu Green, percussionist in the Broadway show “Fela,” brings TaluDjembe & theSoundologiststo perform traditional music of West Africa with djembe drums and percussion. Parkside Plaza is an outdoor public space on the corner of Parkside and Ocean Avenues across from Prospect Park.


Blessings, 663 Flatbush Avenue, 11 am-2 pm, brunch with live music.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Erv’s, 2122 Beekman Place, 9 pm-midnight, Erv’s Jam Session
Eden Bareket, baritone sax, and his ensemble perform and host an open jam.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Erv’s, 2122 Beekman Place, 11:00 am-noon, Hannah Moore’s Tunes and Tots.
Fun music for babies and toddlers, $10 per family.

Parkside Pizza, 705 Flatbush Avenue, 9 pm-midnight, The Parkside Jazz Sessions. Kazemde George, tenor sax, leads the house band through a set, followed by an open jam session until midnight. $5.00 suggested for the band.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Erv’s, 2122 Beekman Place, 8 pm Emma Frank
Vocalist and songwriter Emma Frank explores the intersection between American folk and roots music with contemporary jazz.

The Nest Session at The Nest at Bluebird Brooklyn, 504 Flatbush, 9-11 pm, hosted by Perry Smith and Matt Aronoff. 11-midnight open jazz jam session.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Nest at Bluebird Brooklyn, 504 Flatbush Avenue, 8 pm Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Quartet
Rachel Therrien, locally based French-Canadian trumpeter, bandleader, and member of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and her Latin Jazz Quartet perform her original compositions.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kiddie Science, 509 Rogers Avenue, 11 am-12 pm, Lavender Blues at Kiddie Science
Music and movement for babies and toddlers, $20 drop-in admission.

KD’s, 408 Rogers Avenue
8 pm, Toot Sweet
Accordion-wielding chanteuse Mary Spencer Knapp’s cabaret soul project, Toot Sweet, melds French chanson with funky pop and psychedelic rock.
— 9 pm, Sami Stevens and The Man I Love Sami Stevens and her band the Man I Love combine R&B and jazz sensibilities to forge a truly unique voice in the Brooklyn scene.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blessings, 663 Flatbush Avenue, 11 am-2 pm, brunch with live music

Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush, 11 am, Wildebeest Woodwind Quintet performs Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” The classic symphonic fairy tale by Sergei Prokofiev is brought to life by Wildebeest, a Brooklyn wind quintet: Michel Gentile, flute; Katie Scheele, oboe; Mike McGinnis, clarinet;Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon;and Nathan Koci, French horn. Hollis Headrick narrates.

Jenkins-Johnson Projects, 207 Ocean Avenue, 3-5 pm, Jenkins Johnson GallerySTEFA*
Vocal artist and performer STEFA* focuses on the intersection of politics, the self, and culture through sonic layering and vocal improvisations.

KD’s, 408 Rogers Avenue, 8 pm, Daniel Ori EMUNA quartet
Built around the music of bassist Daniel Ori, the EMUNA quartet presents a fresh, lyrical and rhythmic
blend of modern jazz with deep Middle Eastern roots and pan-African influences. 

Blessings, 663 Flatbush Avenue, 11 am-2 pm, brunch with live music

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Maple Street landmark home (limited seating, RSVP required to [email protected]) 2-3:30 pm, Andreas Arnold
Guitarist Andreas Arnold performs original music bridging Flamenco and jazz from his latest album release, Ojos Cerrados, featuring Jeremy Smith on percussion.

The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Avenue – Double Duos The Owl NYC
— 7 pm, Blue Duet, featuring Joanna Sternberg and Charlie Burnham
Blue Duet unites Joanna Sternberg, Joanna Sternberg, a young multi-instrumentalist and singer who is equally at home in ensembles playing musical styles from bluegrass to modern jazz, with Charlie Burnham, a violinist/vocalist familiar to audiences around the world. and
— 8 pm, DavaMike,featuring Davalois Fearon and Mike McGinnis
DavaMike is a performance project created by choreographer/dancer Davalois Fearon and composer/multi-instrumentalistMike McGinnis.The duo’s performances feature original dance and music​ that moves beyond stylistic limitations. and

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