Well it has been almost a year since I have been curating a Wednesday evening Jazz Series at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue-take the R Train to Union Street) in the hip Gowanus area of Brooklyn (Park Slope's neighbor). It has been great to have so many incredible musicians on the Wednesday series. My focus continues to be to choose musicians who are defining jazz in diverse and interesting ways. So on the Wednesday nights we've had free improvisations, contemporary swing, third stream, jazz-rock hybrids, and things which you really can't classify easily. If that's not your bag, then the Sunday jazz series curated by Chris Komer, which also features great musicians in a (mostly) more straight-ahead jazz approach, might be to your liking.
Either night you are sure to find something interesting at the Lyceum. The great Wednesday evening line up for the July and August are below. There are two sets 8:00pm and 9:30pm with a cover of only $10. A former bathhouse, the Brooklyn Lyceum is a unique space and a great place to grab some refreshments, including libations, and sit and enjoy some quality music.
For more information on the Wednesday series go to: www.brooklynlyceum.com.
I hope you come by and say hi.