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Crown Heights Jazz Stoopmuse
Outdoors Planetary Music

Crown Heights Jazz Stoopmuse

Crown Heights

Sat, September 16, 2023 3:00 PM, EDT

Pay the musicians
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccine not required
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an outdoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is an outdoor groupmuse

A live in-person performance in a backyard or another outdoor space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


We’re thrilled to welcome the Dayna Stephens trio to our front stoop stage with an afternoon of jazz for our tree lined community. Bring your lawn chair or your sidewalk sit-upon, and get cozy for some mind blowing music.

Groupmuse Foundation’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

What's the music?

Dayna Stephens Saxophone
Rafael Enciso Bass
Quinton Cain Drums

This trio will be playing music from Dayna Stephens recording called Liberty. Mostly original compositions written around the various contexts for the word Liberty

The liner notes to the recording states: Liberty is a broad term that can refer to many situations and for this recording it takes on a few meanings. Playing trio as a saxophonist without any chordal harmonic support can be exposing yet very liberating." "One important common definition of Liberty says: “the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.” It’s tough not to be aware of current events taking or loosing shape within our species. After all is said and done we are all in so many ways privileged to be a part of a self aware group of beings that possess the powerful ability through memory and written language to look back at our past with vivid detail and great emotion, while showing the present moment what worked or not, and what gave us joy and fear. Balancing our multiple unique levels of diversity and world views with the awareness that we are all a part of a global community atop a spinning delicate crumb in space has proven to be a persistent puzzle for our species that leaves me wondering if Liberty is capable of being one of those vast fields of common ground it once seemed to be. How do we burst these various fortified bubbles of feedback loops that shield us from realizing that we are all looking into the same mirror. If not with Liberty for all then with what?"
In addition I'd like to add that making music with such great engaging musicians like Rafael and Quinton makes exploring rhythmic and harmonic avenues a real unforgettable fresh creative sonic experience.

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