unknownThe first evening of Gowanus Jazz Fest begins on Saturday, May 8th, with Sam Newsome on solo sax performing pieces from his new solo CD, Blue Soliloquy (8pm) and Frank Carlberg‘s Big Enigma premiering a new song cycle with settings to poetry by Ken Mikolowski (9:30pm).

GOWANUS JAZZ FEST is a new three-day event. The first edition of the festival will be presented on three consecutive Saturdays this coming May. All the concerts, on May 8th, 15th and 22nd, will take place at Douglass Street Music Collective, which is located at 295 Douglass Street, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. There are two groups each night with sets at 8PM and 9:30PM. Suggested donation is $15/night.

For more info, please visit www.gowanusjazzfest.com or e-mail [email protected]