Everything You Need to Know About the Red Hook Jazz Festival

If you’re a fan of jazz, chances are you’ve heard of the Red Hook Jazz Festival in Brooklyn, New York. This famous festival was conceived in 2008 and has since established itself as a major event for jazz listeners across the globe. Red Hook is recognized for its relaxed vibe, family-friendly environment, and dedication to presenting the world’s greatest jazz talents. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy live music in New York City! Here are some of the things you’ll see at this year’s event.

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Your Guide to the 2017 Red Hook Jazz Festival

The 10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival will take place on two consecutive Sundays: June 11 and 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. It will be held at the Urban Meadow Community Garden, a unique green space located at the corner of President and Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn. Feel free to bring a blanket or a beach chair and relax in the sunshine during the show.

This year’s lineup represents the state-of-the-art in jazz. You’ll see a variety of artists reaching across multiple styles and demonstrating the new jazz of this century. The festival schedule is as follows (in order of appearance):

Sunday, June 11

  • William Parker/Cooper-Moore
  • Thana Alexa Project
  • Richi Debonis’ NOWtet
  • Jane Ira Bloom Trio
  • Eric Person Quartet

Sunday, June 18

  • Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses Orchestra
  • Iris Ornig’s IO-5
  • 40Twenty
  • David Binney Fifty Five
  • Matthew Garrison

“The lineup seems to get better every year at the Red Hook Jazz Festival.

These bands have widely varying instrumentation but a shared independent spirit,

an ethic as purposeful and rigorous as it is experimental.”

– David R. Adler, Village Voice

Tickets & Admission

General admission is $10 for adults and tickets will be available at the Urban Meadow entrance each day. As with all past events, the festival will give younger ears an opportunity to hear this vital music by waiving admission costs for children. With inexpensive pricing and an exciting lineup, the RHJF is a wonderful summer event the whole family can enjoy.

Book Your Stay with At Home In Brooklyn

Now that you know all about the 2017 Red Hook Jazz Festival, it’s time to start planning your trip to Brooklyn! Our Park Slope bed and breakfast is just a 20-minute drive from the Urban Meadow and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Join us on the patio for wine in the evening, then refuel with a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning. We’re even offering an Extended Stay Special so you can attend both days of the festival! Check our availability today and contact us to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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