An amazing, one-time-only Jazz Fusion concert is coming to Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell, on August 11th. The show will be headlined by genre pioneer and Piano and Keyboard legend Herbie Hancock, and he’ll be joined by an all-star band featuring James Genus on Bass, Trevor Lawrence Jr. on Drums, Lionel Loueke on Guitar, and Terrace Martin on Keyboards and Saxophone.
Supporting this incredible lineup will be none other than modern fusion/R&B masters The Robert Glasper Experiment. Piano player and bandleader Robert Glasper, whose hip hop/R&B/jazz project Black Radio was a huge crossover success that scored the artist a Best R&B Album Grammy, most recently released an acoustic album called Covered, featuring jazzy arrangements of songs by contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead.
Glasper also featured heavily on Lamar’s brilliant To Pimp A Butterfly record, and he frequently collaborates with bass god Thundercat. The Robert Glasper Experiment is made up of Derrick Hodge on Bass, Mark Colenburg on Drums, and Casey Benjamin on Saxaphone and Vocoder, and is a band not to be missed, with its wild improvisations and interesting song selection.
Finally, young Canadian act BADBADNOTGOOD has just been added to this crazy bill. Known for their genre-bending collaborations, BBNG are a fusion group that focuses on the combination of Jazz and Hip Hop. Having worked with such artists as Ghostface Killah, Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and more, BBNG play a varied set of improvisation, electronica, and jazzy hip hop beats.
Find full info on this show here, and purchase tickets here.