Brilliant keyboardist Robert Glasper is on a mission to bring jazz to the masses by infusing it with chordal dynamism and beat consciousness. His band, the Experiment, is as comfortable swinging hot bebop riffs as it is laying down the funk for this evening’s superstar guests, hip-hop philosopher MC Q-Tip and neo-soul singer Bilal.
Vocal powerhouse José James’ rich baritone retains the sparkle of jazz traditionalism even as it charms revelers on the dance-club circuit. His torch songs are safe havens for pointillist grooves as well as post-Coltrane electronica.
Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council’s Black Brooklyn Renaissance, Black Arts + Culture, 1960–2010, in cooperation with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and sponsored by MetLife Foundation. For more infomation visit brooklynartscouncil.org