BrownstoneJazz

BrownstoneJazz, Brooklyn: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, BrownstoneJazz Reviews: 5/5

BrownstoneJazz
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Friday
2:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Discover a Jazz Fest and Fish Fry at a Historical Landmarked Brooklyn Brownstone. "REMEMBERING WHEN" a celebration of music lived in the heart of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Enjoy a live jazz concert performed in an intimate setting with a fish fry, and open-mic session. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BrownstoneJAZZ is a naturally acoustic sound LIVING ROOM up close for a personal touch Featured in a Brooklyn Historic Bedford Stuyvesant 19th Century Victorian Built Townhouse Bed and Breakfast called Sankofa Aban From this quiet friendly tree lined block, the amazing sound of Authentic Jazz comes alive within a parlor, called The Room, typically used for small gatherings, back in the day. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What to expect- A continual effort to present an affordable evening where only today's best Jazz Artists gather to concert in a classic 19th c.style Townhouse, located in the Historical Landmark Gateway of Bedford Stuyvesant's tree-lined community. Many have created different, more up to date ways of keeping jazz alive than this venue. Only, BSJazz keeps jazz alive in a room which has kept a more back in the day style. Enjoy being entertained by great american jazz in a socially diverse, cultured way. The sound of music radiates off the 1880s wooded areas, which allows for natural acoustic listening, considered unusual in these times. The walls and floors are shared by original style wooden and brass instruments played by amazing artists. By sitting in the middle of this area, the musical feel is haunting in the very intimate building. The beautiful design of BrownstoneJAZZ is an extremely smaller version of New York's larger fascinating Music Halls, but just as effective by leaving you astounded. There's a time in the evening when the audience can become a part of the entertainment, and perform with World Class Musicians. The wonderful talent that performs during that time makes it more than an OPEN MIC. The performers in many cases are wonderful artist their selves. Often enough, they have gained showcasing performances, at BrownstoneJAZZ. BrownstoneJAZZ is all about the music. Yet, there must be a break during the festival, to refresh the musicians and audience with a home cooked meal, prepared by the evening hostess DebbieMc. A delicious buffet of our Famous Fried Fish, Slaw and Corn Bread, keeps within another Jazz tradition of a late night Fish Fry. Back in the day you found that the best Jazz and fish fries were found in community houses. Once again after the fish fry seats are filled, and the night continues till the enjoyment of the last note has played. Then the audience many times raise to their feet in applauds, and reluctantly descend from what we like to call 'THE ROOM'. Or, as Lester Holt called it "THE HOUSE OF JAZZ" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Special all inclusive Group JazzTours Available upon request for 15-30 people.)
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Doug M
Sunnyside, NY2 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jan 2020 • Couples
I've been to plenty of places see jazz performances in NY but nothing quite like here.

It's a vintage brownstone and the musicians play in the music parlor.

The place looks great, the hostess (homeowner) is gracious and the band when we went were absolutely as good as any you'll see anywhere in NY.

There's a fish fry around 10:30 and even that was super tasty ... just eat dinner first because it's more like a midnight snack than full dinner.

An intimate, throwback evening with topnotch musicians -- don't miss it.
Written January 30, 2020
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Denise D
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A Wonderful Evening
Dec 2019
We so enjoyed ourselves at the proprietor's, Debbie's, home! Mr. Lemon (bassist) was full of amazing stories and cool jazz facts. The musicians were very, very good and gifted us with old and new jazz tunes. The fish fry with amazing coleslaw & cornbread was tasty! Just a real chill, relaxed, and cozy atmosphere. I will return!
Written January 2, 2020
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Ela N
Jersey City, NJ2 contributions
Authentic and Intimate Jazz and Brooklyn Experience
Nov 2019
At Brownstone Jazz -you will experience the true Jazz music played in a homey and cozy atmosphere of 19th Century Victorian house.

Make sure to walk around Bed-Stuy neighborhood which is still one of the genuine places in Brooklyn where you can observe intact and untouched Victorian style.

Kym Hampton (Star of the Night) Debbie (owner and hostess) and Eric (ensemble leader) - Thank you very much for wonderful evening!
Written December 2, 2019
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Thank you so much for letting us be your entertainment for the evening. It’s always a pleasure knowing that our guests visited BrownstoneJAZZ @ Sankofa Aban and Historical community of Bedford Stuyvesant. Please come back one day. Debbie
Written December 3, 2019
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Soprana Nana
2 contributions
Oh boy, what a fantastic experience! Deborah, the owner, her staff and the musicians were sterling.
Jul 2019
If you like jazz and appreciate architecture of a brownstone, then go. Wonderful atmosphere, super people. It was a super way to spend my birthday.
Written August 6, 2019
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connellymatthew
West Chester, PA27 contributions
Beware of this venue
I bought three tickets via ticketweb and got a “will call” ticket delivery for this venue. I received a email confirmation of the purchase. This place looks like a residential home with no signage when you arrive. We spent $350.00 for 3 tickets and arrived up to one hour prior to performance. No one was there to greet us. We were not allowed in the brownstone to gather our tickets. Is it a home or a place of business on a poorly lit street in a Brooklyn neighborhood. We rang the bell, knocked on the door and called the number on the confirmation email and no one answered. We were not sure what to think. I bought the tickets in February for a May vacation with the family. We love jazz. When I wrote the manager I was told that I deserve no refunds. What a total disconnect. The response I received was very poorly written and incoherent. Beware of this place because I feel like I was taken for a fool. I write this review so I can share with you my experience with this venue. My strong recommendation is to avoid this venue. It is unfortunate but it was a total flop of an adventure.
Written May 29, 2019
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Wow really BrownstoneJAZZ has been in business now for the pass 9 years. We have a 5star rating on any site that mentions BrownstoneJAZZ. New York City Tourism presents the venue as a link for Things To Do list. We are highly recommended, and I’m so grateful to everyone who has placed us in that position. Thank you for your help. It makes me happy to make others happy. Sorry we didn’t get to do that for you. We’ve done a great. I know that words like NO and CAN’T are disappointing but necessary. It can be difficult to purchase anything and not be able to get a full refund if something doesn’t work out on your end. I sure you know that it’s not unusual for Concerts, Theatre or Sports seating to do refunds. Even worse with paid tables and prepared meals involved. Even though I am amicable to transferring tickets so there are no losses to anyone Tickets are not sold from the Venue only on-line. Last minute way of making purchases to a performance is Will Call. Also a little more economical from ticketing agencies. Before you make the purchase you are advised how to redeem which is printed on the emailed receipt from TicketMaster/Ticketweb. A explanation of the event is totally explained online even here on TripAdvisor BrownstoneJAZZ doors open at 8:30 not an hour ahead. That evening we did allow another guest to enter during preparation around 8pm. The Experience starts at 9:00pm. Your VIP purchase allows us to save the table and seats till your arrival. Arriving earlier would give you time to explore our very Historically Diverse Business location. Beautiful and Residential District in Brooklyn,NY. The music venue is inside of SANKOFA ABAN BNB home of BROWNSTONEJAZZ and many visitors from everywhere. It was still daylight outside and a warm evening at 7:30pm when you stated you arrived. There were BBQ’s and neighborhood Holiday fun on the streets of Brooklyn everywhere. At least until door opening hour or even showtime you should have stayed around. Have a cocktail or specialty coffee somewhere near. Visit the Billie Holiday Theatre around the corner from here. Don’t just pick up and leave before the show started.. Than you go try and trash us because you couldn’t get a refund. SHAMEFUL Since you missed meeting me before the performance for wine and popcorn you don’t understand the kind of person that I am, wish is very dedicated to guests but also to the artist. They had to be be paid. So it makes it impossible to give refunds. There is a NO REFUND POLICY as well. The Miles Davis Early Days bought artist like Marion Cowings who performed recorded and wrote lyrics for Miles with piano, bass , trumpet and drummer all world renown local Jazz musicians. Always the best. We are able to bring all of this to you on a VIP level and still a budget price. . If you won’t be visiting us anytime soon Matthew, please find someone on the way to NYC and make them a experience of a lifetime to be from anywhere else. Than don’t forget to contact me DebbieMc. Your purchase will not expire.
Written May 31, 2019
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Владимир П
London, UK2 contributions
One of the best musical experiences!!!
May 2019 • Couples
This is an absolute must for people who love music and great atmosphere. Unique authentic, great atmosphere, virtuous musicians, enjoyed the night a lot. Thanks very much guys this was a blast!!!
Written May 8, 2019
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Giovanni C
10 contributions
An unique experience in Brooklyn
Mar 2019 • Couples
A awesome experience in amazing location (private house) jazz live concert forfour hours played by high level musicians with good food in warmth environment. I strongly recommended.
Written March 17, 2019
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I strongly thank you ☺️
Written May 3, 2019
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Philip M
London15 contributions
Saturday Night Fish fry
Nov 2018
Can't top all the previous good reviews. An intimate and highly entertaining evening of Jazz. A must-do if you are in Brooklyn.
Written December 10, 2018
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Thanks for your appreciation. Only how BrownstoneJAZZ being a good reason to come spend some time in Brooklyn. 🍿
Written December 11, 2018
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margaret H
Gold Coast, Australia49 contributions
Pure jazz
Sep 2018 • Couples
Debbie, the owner, greets you with a great big friendly hug just like a long lost friend. Intimate setting very relaxed. Amazing jazz. Recommend you eat a light dinner before you go as the fish fry is more of a light late night supper. Delicious but not served until after 11:30pm.
Written September 29, 2018
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Rhoda B
1 contribution
Nice jazz in an intimate setting
Jun 2018 • Couples
Beautiful music and brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant home. Nice intimate setting and gracious hosts.
Written June 3, 2018
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