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The AirTrain Jazz Festival w/ Kells Nollenberger’s Mean Greens
December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Kells Nollenberger’s Mean Greens on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Mean Greens is a current project of Brooklyn bassist Kells Nollenberger. The music takes its major inspiration from the groove based songwriting of the late great saxophonist Eddie Harris. The combination of simple but deep grooves with the advanced harmony and explosive soloing is what made the music of Eddie Harris so captivating. Mean Greens attempts to not just recreate this music but propel it forward with fresh renditions and new original music that tips its hat to the great legends of the art form. Join us as we pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live.
The AirTrain Jazz Festival is a co-production of A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District with the marketing support of the Jamaica Arts Council. The festival is hosted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The effort is funded by New York Council Members Adrienne Adams, Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller, the Queens Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.