BRIC, the Brooklyn-based leading arts and media institution, announced its artist lineup for the 2021 BRIC JazzFest, which will be a virtual musical marathon with a stellar jazz line up. The three-day festival will take place from Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10 at 7pm ET at BRICartsmedia.org/jazzfest with tiered ticket options based on how many people are viewing in your household and discounted tickets for essential workers. For more information, visit BRICartsmedia.org/jazzfest.
The JazzFest lineup will showcase artists ranging from global legends, to Brooklyn-bred bands and exciting newcomers to jazz, including festival headliners multi-Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Robert Glasper (Better Than I Imagined, A Letter to the Free); vibraphonist/vocalist also known as the Godfather of Neo-soul Roy Ayers (Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Searchin’); singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello (Tie One On, Nova).
Other artists hitting the virtual stage are trumpeter and activist Keyon Harrold; Brooklyn-bred bands Phony Ppl and Nikara presents Black Wall Street; multidisciplinary artist and vocalist Justin Hicks; musical duo Nate Smith x Van Hunt; and multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, alternately known as Hailey Niswanger, MAE.SUN.