Drop your hair down and dance at the Thirteenth Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.

Music to stir your souls and spirit, this festival begins from March 30 and will run till April 30.

Organized by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, this music series is New York's longest continuously running grassroots festival committed to jazz. More than five hundred artists will be performing in 40 events. The venues will range from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn jazz has a rich past and its legacy is celebrated every April, nationally known as Jazz Appreciation Month. Internationally acclaimed musicians will perform in community centers, clubs, colleges, and cultural and faith-based institutions. This jazz festival is open to all, with most of the events free or at a minimum cost of twenty dollars.

Artists like Eric Wyatt, Bilal Sunni Ali, , Gloria Cooper, Steve Cromity, Bob Cunningham, Lou Donaldson, Eric Frazier, Winard Harper, Sam Newsome, Houston Person, Beareather Reddy, Elijah Shiffer, Kenyatta Beasley, James Spaulding, The Last Poets, Eric Lemon, Salim Washington, Rudi Wongozi and others will rock the stage.

A Tribute to Abiodun Oyewole, Gil Scott-Heron, Gloria Lynne by Lil Phillips will be given. Jazz performers of tomorrow are also provided an opportunity to showcase their talents during a Youth Jazz Jamboree at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza.

The main sponsors for this program are, NYS Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams, NYS Assembly Members Annette Robinson and Karim Camara, NYC Council Members Albert Vann and Leticia James and finally CBJC member organizations.

CBJC programs are financed mainly by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Arts Council and many more.

For the past twelve years Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium has been entertaining the masses.