JAZZMOBILE PRESENTS JEREMY PELT AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST
FREE CONCERT ON PIER 1’S HARBOR VIEW LAWN
Brooklyn Bridge Park is happy to announce that it will be hosting its 2nd annual Jazzmobile program, featuring one of the great jazz trumpeters on the scene today, Jeremy Pelt. The concert will take place at 7 pm on August 21st at the Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jazzmobile back for its second season at Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “Jazzmobile presents fantastic outdoor summer concerts around the city and we are proud to be hosting acclaimed jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt as their offering this year.”
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Robin Bell-Stevens, President and CEO of Jazzmobile, Inc. stated “We are pleased to have been once again invited by Brooklyn Bridge Park Board Member and artist, Danny Simmons, to bring our annual Summerfest to this magnificent park. The setting is idyllic and the audience of Brooklynites and other New Yorkers demonstrate that Jazz music is enjoyed by everyone! We look forward to a long partnership.”
Pelt is a California native, but came to New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music with a B.A. in professional music. Since then he has played with numerous top jazz artists from Ravi Coltrane to The Duke Ellington Big Band and was named the Rising Star on the Trumpet five years in a row. He is also an instructor at the renowned Jazzmobile Saturday Jazz Workshop.
Currently touring with his own group, the “Jeremy Pelt Quintet”, he also plays in the “Lewis Nash Septet” and the “Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band” featuring Louis Hayes. Pelt has recorded several albums throughout his career, including his most recent, “Soul.”
Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, known as Brooklyn Bridge Park, is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. The park was designed by the award-winning firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. More information is available on the park’s website: www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org.
Jazzmobile is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) art and culture organization whose mission is to present, preserve, promote and propagate jazz, America’s classical music. Since 1964, Jazzmobile has been presenting free outdoor summer mobile concerts. As the pioneer mobile music organization, Jazzmobile has brought the great jazz artists of our time directly to the public throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Essex County, New Jersey, Westchester County, and several cities in upstate New York.
Concerts are funded in part by CHASE Bank, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Con Edison, NYC & Company Foundation, City of New York Parks and Recreation, City Parks Foundation, and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, The Council of the City of New York Manhattan Delegation, NYC Council Members: The Hon. Gale Brewer, Hon, Inez E. Dickens, Hon. Robert Jackson, Hon. Darlene Mealy.
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