Sista’s Place

Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), presents Billy Bang’s Quintet featuring Ted Daniel on trumpet, pianist Andrew Bemkey, bassist Hill Greene, and drummer Newman Taylor Baker, Saturday, April 24, showtimes at 9 and 10:30pm.

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas’ Place continues with one of the giants and living legends of the music. This will be violinist, bandleader, composer Billy Bang’s first performance in many months with the band he has been using for the last several years. On the front line with him is another legend of the loft years, Ted Daniel, who certainly has his own story to tell. The rhythm section is equally solid led by the master percussionist Newman Taylor Baker with the indefagitable Hill Greene and the creative imput of Andrew Bemkey. Need we say more?

Don’t miss this!

Tickets are $20 with reservations and $25 at the door.
Check out the web-site at
Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

Great Things Are Happening at Sistas’ Place!

Upcoming Events:
The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival @ Sistas’ Place

Saturdays at Sistas’ Place

  • May 1 – Jazz Espiritu with George Gray and Raschim Ausar-Sahu
  • May 8 – A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams featuring a rare appearance by Cecilia Smith and Amina Claudine Myers, to celebrate the centennial of the “First Lady of Jazz!”
  • May 15 – Organ Nation featuring Alex Harding-baritone saxophone, Walter Syzmanski-trumpet, D.D. Jackson-organ and Brandon Lewis-drums
  • May 22 – Winard Harper
  • May 29 – Maggie Brown and Group
    Memorial Day/African Liberation Day Concert/ (Remembering Political Prisoners!)
  • Season Closer:
    June 5 – Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) plus Geri Allen

“You’ve got to check out Sista’s Place
It’s really such a groovy space
The vibes are warm, the music’s hot
I can guarantee you’ll love this spot
Just in New York from out of town?
Take my advice get Brooklyn bound
Don’t hesitate–
Just come and check out Sista’s Place!”

© 2001 James Phillips

Programs at Sistas’ Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.

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