This groupmuse happened on Saturday, October 2, at 6:00 PM EDT.

This is a Groupmuse Picnic.

A live, in-person performance in a safe outdoor setting.

Brooklyn: Get Your Jazz On! Featuring Jazz Saxophonist Alfredo Colon & Friends
Groupmuse Picnic

Brooklyn: Get Your Jazz On! Featuring Jazz Saxophonist Alfredo Colon & Friends

Prospect Park Rose Garden

Sat, October 2, 2021 6:00 PM, EDT

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

Vaccine policy
You must be fully vaccinated
Outdoors
This is an outdoor event
Mask policy
Masks are required until seated
Social distancing
Social distancing is required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Outdoors
Bathroom available (mask required)

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees:

Capacity
30 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Not accessible

ABOUT:
Alfredo Colon is a New York City native. The saxophonist was born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and grew up in Washington Heights. He studied under musicians such as Lee Konitz, Jason Rigby, Steve Wilson and Jacob Sacks

Alfredo specializes in the use of the electronic wind instrument ( EWI ). He can be seen performing on it regularly with his band Secret Mall as well as several other groups.

The saxophonist has performed with musicians such as Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Nels Cline, Chad Edward Taylor, Gene Lake, Kenny Grohowski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jason Rigby, Jacob Sacks and many other esteemed musicians. He has also performed at venues such as The Jazz Gallery, National Sawdust, Birdland, The Appel Room at Lincoln Center, The Louis Armstrong House, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and several music festivals such as Afropunk Music Festival, The Composers Now Festival, The Outsiders Creative and Improvised Music Festival.

Colon was awarded the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund Grant in early 2020. His piece ‘A Witch Gets Married’ premiered online on October 2020.

LOCATION:
We will meet at The Rose Garden, in the NORTHEAST SECTION of Prospect Park in Brooklyn (closest to Flatbush Avenue and northeast of Vale of Cashmere).

HOW TO GET TO THE ROSE GARDEN:
Important! Look at the ORANGE DOT on the map here:
https://www.prospectpark.org/visit-the-park/park-map/points-interest/rose-garden/

WHAT TO BRING:
BYOB. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair to sit on. Casual dress. Bring a $20 for our musician.

RESTROOM:
Located southeast of Prospect Park Carousel, close to Flatbush Ave and Ocean Ave, inside Prospect Park.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:
Vaccinations are required to attend, so if you're not fully vaxxed, please plan to get yours prior to this event. We encourage attendees to wear masks when joining the group, although you're free to take yours off once seated. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver at the event.

COST:
It's $5 to reserve your spot. We'll be collecting $20 for Alfredo at the performance.

Program

Alfredo Colon Alto Saxophone, Ewi, Electronics
Henry Mermer Drums
Steve Williams Bass

Mean to Me - Fred E. Ahlert
When Will The Blues Leave - Ornette Coleman
I fall in Love Too Easily - Sammy Cahn
Big Foot - Charlie Parker

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

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Garrin Evan, 3 months ago

Check out Alfredo's music here:
https://www.alfredocolonmusic.com/videos


Hosts

Garrin Evan Safety Guardian

Attendees

Cynthia Grguric
Sean McQueen
Dena Levitz
Maegen Rose
Bryn
Ilgaz Saylan
Jessie Rubin