The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will host a rare performance of the Adam Deitch Quartet. Featuring Lettuce/Break Science drummer Adam Deitch, his Lettuce bandmates, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom, and San Francisco-based organist Wil Blades, the quartet will bring their space-funk jazz vibes to Williamsburg as part of the all-day music marathon in Brooklyn on September 29th at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade.After a few scattered shows in 2016, The Adam Deitch Quartet truly emerged in 2017 with the release of their single “Dot Org”, off the forthcoming debut record, Egyptian Secrets. On “Dot Org”, the band confidently cruises through original jazz fusion track written by Deitch himself, highlighting his often-overlooked talents as an arranger and songwriter while showcasing his well-known percussion prowess. While the record was well received upon its release, Deitch, Zoidis, Bloom and Blades have only played a handful of dates under the Deitch Quartet moniker, with a show at the famed Blue Note in New York City and a special late-night show at Blue Nile during this past year’s New Orleans Jazz Festival (which featured a guest appearance by guitarist and frequent collaborator Eric Krasno) among the few full-band performances on record. This year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive will provide another opportunity for this talented group to reconvene.As Deitch noted about his quartet in a 2017 interview with Live For Live Music,That group features…that outside the box jazz element, because Benny can play everything, of course, jazz to funk everywhere and in between. Zoidis, people haven’t been able to hear him really expand upon his harmonic concept, because he is often in the Maceo [Parker] realm with Lettuce. I mean, he gets busy, but this quartet is a chance for him to stretch out and for me to stretch out.All four players have appeared at Brooklyn Comes Alive in the past. Deitch played double-duty in 2016, drumming in the special J Dilla tribute earlier in the day before delivering a mind-melding set of late night psychedelic improvisation with keyboardist John Medeski and saxophonist Skerik as DRKWAV. Bloom & Zoidis also performed twice in 2016, joining forces with Eric “Jesus” Coomes and his brother, Tyler Coomes, for their Coomes Brothers set before running to Brooklyn Bowl to participate in The Nth Power‘s all-star tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. Blades returns to Brooklyn Comes Alive after his first appearance in 2017, when he linked up with Skerik, Reed Mathis, Alan Evans, and Will Bernard for a memorable set of early-afternoon jazz music and joined in on the event closing Eric Krasno & Friends set.Check out a video from the Adam Deitch Quartet’s recent late night show from Jazz Fest, and get stoked to catch them at Brooklyn Comes Alive in this Fall!Adam Deitch Quartet – 5/1/2018 – Blue Nile[Video: FunkIt Blog]With festival veterans like Deitch, Zoidis, Bloom & Blades returning in 2018, Brooklyn Comes Alive looks to maintain its reputation as an artist- and fan-favorite event. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night. Live For Live Music will be profiling each of the unique acts on the lineup as the event draws closer. You can check out previews of The Purple Party and the Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., & Khris Royal quartet now, and stay tuned for further band profiles as Brooklyn Comes Alive draws closer.
France’s health minister unveiled a map of coronavirus “danger zones” around the country on Wednesday and gave the hardest-hit local authorities, including that of Marseille, days to tighten restrictions or risk having a state of health emergency declared there.Olivier Veran told a news conference the country would be divided into zones by alert level with Marseille, the second-largest city, and the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe for now the only two areas put on the “maximum” alert level.Paris and its suburbs but also the northern city of Lille, the southwestern town of Toulouse and six other cities were declared “reinforced danger zones”, Veran added. Shortly after Veran spoke, French health authorities reported 13,072 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, the daily tally coming in above 13,000 for the third time in six days.And, on a national level, the number of people in ICUs are around the 1,000 threshold, which is a 3-1/2-month high.In Paris and the other cities now labeled “reinforced danger zones”, attendance at major events will be limited to 1,000 people from the 5,000 allowed now, pre-planned events such as student parties will be banned, and bars and restaurants will have to close at 10 pm at the latest.Local officials representing the central government in different regions will have a couple of days to enforce these measures.Two government sources said Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had strongly resisted restrictions on the opening hours of bars and cafes in the capital, arguing that this would be economically devastating for the sector.Hidalgo’s councilor in charge of health issues confirmed the mayor’s resistance to the measures, on the grounds that they would not be sustainable over the long term.Among other measures, there will be a ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people and, in “maximum” alert level areas like Marseille, bars and restaurants will be closed from Saturday. Topics : “Should the sanitary situation worsen further in those areas, then a state of health emergency would be put in place”, the minister said.Like other European countries where the infection rate has soared in the past month, France has been gradually tightening limits on public and private gatherings locally, hoping it will be enough to contain the disease and avoid a second national lockdown.After a summer lull, President Emmanuel Macron’s government has been keen to let local authorities adopt measures locally depending on the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks, rather than taking broad measures from the central government in Paris.Several indicators are being taken into account to define the different danger levels presented by Veran: the number of infected people in general; the number of 65-and-over people infected; and the share of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units.
Award winning rap superstar Jay Z and his pop music celebrity wife, Beyonce, were in Jamaica filming for a new music video, much to the awe of many fans.The two were spotted on the streets of Trenchtown in Kingston, the old stomping ground of reggae legend Bob Marley, on Tuesday. Jay Z was riding a motorcycle and Beyonce was on the back as she blew kisses and waved at fans rocking pink boots and fishnet stockings. The superstars are apparently in the Caribbean island nation to shoot content for their upcoming joint venture.The Jamaica Observer reports that the two are accompanied by their three children and a nanny, and will be spending time at a private residence during their stay. The outlet also reported that the pair will be filming videos and songs while in Jamaica, likely for their ‘On the Run II Tour,’ which kicks off in June. The shoot is being directed by Melina Matsoukas.TMZ is reporting the two will also be shooting at Tuff Gong, Bob Marley’s home and studio. Jay Z last year recorded a single for his 4:44 album with Damian Marley.