I am glad I finally have a minute this summer to go hear some music, because there's some great stuff coming up this week:
Friday 22 August - jazz night at the J&R Music Fest at City Hall Park featuring Aaron Parks (who has a new record out today), Esperanza Spalding, the Caribbean Jazz Project feat. Dave Samuels, and Roy Hargrove. Free!
Saturday 23 August and Sunday 24 August - the 16th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Saturday is at Marcus Garvey Park and features Barry Harris, Charles McPherson, Vanessa Rubin, Rashied Ali, and Robert Glasper. Sunday is at Tompkins Square Park and the lineup is Randy Weston, Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache, Eric Lewis, and Gretchen Parlato. Also free!
My writeup and pictures of last year's Charlie Parker fest are here.