Natalie Cressman, Jen Hartswick, James Casey Will Each Host A Jam At BCA This Weekend

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first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive is back this weekend and set to take over three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg). The two-day multi-venue festival is literally a smorgasbord of monstrous musical talent. Featuring highly curated and handpicked collaborative sets, each year the festival features a who’s who of the jam scene. At this year’s festival, we’re particularly excited for three particular jam sessions led, respectively, by each of the three members of the Trey Anastasio Band horn section: Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and James Casey. The three horn players are no strangers to leading top-notch talent in the scene and curating masterful performances, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve brewed up.Purchase tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive here!Spectacular trombonist Natalie Cressman has had a busy year with the release of her latest solo album, The Traces EP, and a busy summer touring with Trey Anastasio Band. For her Saturday Brooklyn Comes Alive performance at Brooklyn Bowl, she has put together a special ensemble featuring Louis Cato (Stay Human), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Randy Runyon, and Akie Bermiss.Just a few hours later and a few blocks down the road at Music Hall of Williamsburg, James Casey will host a session of his own, featuring Louis Cato (Stay Human), Randy Runyon (Bilal, Animus Rexx), Corey Bernhard (Killiam Shakespeare), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), and bass royalty Felix Pastorius (son of legendary Weather Report bassist Jaco Pastorius).The following day, beloved trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick has also compiled a killer lineup of her own for her own Brooklyn Comes Alive set, consisting of Louis Cato (Stay Human), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Dezron Douglas, Akie Bermiss, and the Snarky Puppy Horns including Mike “Maz” Maher and Chris Bullock as part of the early-evening lineup at Brooklyn Bowl on BCA day two.Cressman and Hartswick have also been confirmed to collaborate with a Sunday night lineup featuring The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and Ryan Jalbert of The Motet.Watch Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman performing “Suzy Greenberg” with Phish at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Good Park back in 2014, and catch the two leading their own special super jams this weekend at Brooklyn Comes Alive![cover photo courtesy of Dave Vann]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img

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