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Brooklyn Jazz Underground

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is a new collective conceived in the spirit of a new, do-it-yourself music industry, and the emergence of myriad independent artists and record labels, spawning a creative boom which counts Brooklyn as one of its bastions of innovation and artistry. The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is a shining example of a vibrant, thriving, creative group that keeps jazz and improvised music perpetually evolving. Individually and collectively, they serve an important role in our culture and society by providing a bustle of composing, playing and teaching that enriches, delights, provokes, inspires and educates

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Roundup Time

Read "Roundup Time" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Although the coronavirus has brought live music to a virtual standstill, recorded jazz has continued to pour out over the last few months. Here is a roundup of several recent releases that deserve some attention. Troy Roberts Stuff I Heard Toy Robot Music 2020 Troy Roberts goes ...

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Article: Album Review

Anne Mette Iversen: Racing a Butterfly

Read "Racing a Butterfly" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Many can surely recall the sunny, childlike fervor and bounce chasing a butterfly. Whether it was the park behind the projects or a rolling, rural vista, a feeling of wonder and wander settled into our core memory, only to be summoned in up from the subconscious to displace the current. Even if but for a moment. ...

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News: Festival

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND Presents The 10th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter on August 17 & 18! The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a greater awareness of original music ...

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Seven by Seven

Label: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Burned Out; Our Last Hora; Now What?; Someone’s Blues; Circular; Ex-communication; Ultralinear; Along the Lines; The Green Pastures of Brooklyn, NY; Cowboys and Indians; Reds and Yellows Too; For Pierce; Y; This Is Why.

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Article: Album Review

Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Seven by Seven

Read "Seven by Seven" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Settetto molto compatto, solido, il Brooklyn Jazz Underground pratica un jazz non particolarmente avventuroso ma comunque ben congegnato e condotto, col ruolo-guida che passa dalla voce (persino iperpresente nella prima parte dell'album) alla tromba, al sax tenore. Ci sono delle ripetizioni e un asservimento al canto a volte persino eccessivo, quasi supino, tuttavia il lavoro prende ...

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A Portrait Of Brooklyn

Label: Frankie Boy Records
Released: 2012

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News: Performance / Tour

Brooklyn Jazz Underground & Connection Works present Underground Works - May 2011 - The Release of the BJU CD Sampler Volume 5!

Brooklyn Jazz Underground & Connection Works present Underground Works - May 2011 - The Release of the BJU CD Sampler Volume 5!

BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND & CONNECTION WORKS present UNDERGROUND WORKS May 2011 @ Sycamore Curated by the Brooklyn Jazz Underground   Two artist-run jazz organizations based in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Jazz Underground and Connection Works, co-produce a weekly jazz series called UNDERGROUND WORKS. Performances take place every ...

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News: Festival

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground Announces the 4th Annual BJU Festival @ The Cornelia Street Cafe - March 5, 6 and 7

The Brooklyn Jazz Underground Announces the 4th Annual BJU Festival @ The Cornelia Street Cafe  - March 5, 6 and 7

THE BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCES THE 4th ANNUAL BJU FESTIVAL @ THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE - MARCH 5, 6 & 7 The Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, Tel 212 989 9319, corneliastreetcafe.com THE BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND SAMPLER, VOL. 4 Available NOW at brooklynjazz.bandcamp.com THE 4th ANNUAL BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Revolution on the F Train

Read "Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Revolution on the F Train" reviewed by J Hunter


Some of 2009's jazz is being made far from Manhattan Island, home to a number of the genre's biggest labels. However, the revolution is also happening on the other side of the East River, where the artist collective Brooklyn Jazz Underground is making its own breaks and its own discs. BJU just released their second brace ...


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