11th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival

11th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 2pm to- 6pm

11th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival

Urban Meadow | corner of President and Van Brunt Streets | Red Hook

The 11th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival will take place in the Red Hook community garden the Urban Meadow on Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 2pm to- 6pm.

After 10 years of two-day festivals presenting 100 bands, the grassroots, all-volunteer Red Hook Jazz Festival will shift to one day for its 11th annual season.

Headlining this year's RHJF will be acclaimed guitarist Marc Ribot and his Jazzbeens trio. The other groups performing this year include the Drum/Bridge Tentet, led by drummer/composer Andrew Drury, which will be preceded by a workshop of student musicians led by Drury who will then join the Tentet for their set, along with the renowned Indian master of the double-neck mandolin, Snehasish Mozumder and his multicultural Sound of Mandolin (SOM) band.



The Urban Meadow is located at the corner of President and Van Brunt Streets near the Columbia St. waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. General admission will be $15 and will be available at the Meadow entrance — no advance tickets will be sold. As with all past editions of the festival, all children will be admitted to both days of the festival free of charge.

Schedule For The 11th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival:

2:15: Andrew Drury's Drum/Bridge workshop with student musicians

3:00: Andrew Drury’s Drum/Bridge Tentet
Jason Kao Hwang — violin
Stephanie Griffin — viola
Tomeka Reid — cello
Stephanie Richards — trumpet
Ku-umba Frank Lacy — trombone
JD Parran — flute/contra alto clarinet
Brandon Seabrook — guitar
Alexis Marcelo — keyboard
Ken Filiano — bass
Andrew Drury — drums/composer

4:00: Snehasish Mozumer & SOM
Snehasish Mozumder — doubleneck mandolin
Nick Gianni — saxophones/flute
Dan Asher — bass
Vin Scialla — drums

5:00: Marc Ribot & The Jazzbeens
Marc Ribot — guitar
Greg Lewis — Hammond organ
Drummer TBA


The Red Hook Jazz Festival is co-directed by Mike Golub and James Keepnews. It was conceived by Mike in 2008 as an opportunity to present artists who lived locally and to bring new attention to the work of the Urban Meadow, which had been reclaimed from an abandoned lot down the street from his family's home.

Over the course of this entirely volunteer-run festival’s 10 years, the RHJF has established itself as a major annual event for jazz listeners globally, recognized for its relaxed vibe, family-friendly environment, strong commitment to giving younger ears an opportunity to hear this vital music by waiving admission costs for children and by it’s continued dedication to presenting some of the world’s greatest jazz talents. In June 2012, then Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz declared one day of the RHJF “Red Hook Jazz Festival Day" in Brooklyn.



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