Last week, Borough President Eric Adams’s office, through its One Brooklyn Fund, announced a new partnership with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Jazz Foundation of America to bring free lunchtime concerts to Downtown Brooklyn.
The concerts will be held on Fridays this September from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Columbus Park Plaza, which is in front of the steps of Borough Hall.
“One Brooklyn Fund firmly believes that arts and cultural programming do much to develop individuals, as well as our communities,” said executive director Lori Luis. “We appreciate the opportunity to showcase just one example of the cultural richness and artistic diversity that helps define Brooklyn, making it a treasured haven for residents and a prime destination for visitors to the borough.”
Local jazz band Danny Mixon Trio will perform on September 6, followed by Tulivu’s Seasoned Elegance on September 13.
The Gene Ghee Quartet will perform on September 20, and the last act will be Greg Lewis Organ Monk on September 27.
Joe Petrucelli, executive director of the Jazz Foundation of America, said his organization has gotten to know Brooklyn through the “endless stream of brilliant musicians” who come from the borough.
The lunchtime series will put the local talent on stage “right in the heart of things,” he said.
“It’s an ideal way to create new, meaningful work opportunities for fantastic musicians in a unique and celebratory setting,” Petrucelli said.