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A weeklong jazz festival hits Brooklyn this fall

By Ro S
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If Celebrate Brooklyn! has taught us anything, it's that BRIC sure knows how to throw a concert. Thankfully, the organization has expanded its music programming the past couple years with BRIC Jazzfest. The relatively new event—which hopes to offer a "multidisciplinary and inclusive" expansion of Brooklyn's lacking jazz infrastructure—just announced the lineup for its third edition, and it's a doozy.

This year, the fest will take place over the week of October 14–21 and feature a mix of film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, culminating with a three-day concert marathon. Expect a mix of internationally renowned talent and local acts: Highlights include James Brown–associated saxist Maceo Parker, cosmically psychedelic collective the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, contemporary visionary Vijay Iyer and GoGo Penguin performing a new score to the visual film epic Koyaanisqatsi. And make sure to keep an eye out for the fest's smattering of films, dance classes and panel discussions.

Find more information at the BRIC official website.

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