Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
announces seven performance
at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
for the 2017-18 season
Featuring jazz performances by
the Tierney Sutton Band, Kenny Barron,
and Alicia Olatuja,
the return of seasonal favorites Lunar New Year Celebration and Step Afrika, and more!
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is thrilled to announce a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. Brooklyn Center will announce additional performances in the fall in conjunction with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
“We are thrilled to continue our commitment to presenting world-class artists to the diverse communities of Brooklyn,” said Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. “Since our home base of Whitman Theatre will be closed for twelve months for much-needed structural repairs, the upcoming season will be presented in two alternative spaces, allowing us the opportunity to share more intimate arts experiences with our audience.”
The season opens on October 21, 2017 with the Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Praised by The New York Times as “a pure jazz spirit,” Ms. Sutton and her trio give fresh jazz interpretations to the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. Other jazz performances in the Kumble season include NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron (February 24, 2018), stepping away from his trio to present an evening of solo piano, and Brooklyn’s own Alicia Olatuja (March 10, 2018), who first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration.