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Brooklyn Rooftop Series Continues with Kenny Barron, Lenny White and Buster Williams on June 17

Frank Hammel • News • May 25, 2021

Michael Brovkine, founder of the Made in New York Jazz series and the much-missed Made in New York Jazz Café, continues his ongoing Brooklyn Rooftop Series of outdoor concerts with a blazing hot trio comprised of living legends of the genre: pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Lenny White and bassist Buster Williams.

More details from Michael Brovkine and Brooklyn Rooftop Series:

Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”

Being one of the newer innovators on his instrument, Lenny White has found the time to expand and reinvent his career by also becoming a great producer. His producing talents have been sampled by Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Diane Reeves, Rachelle Ferelle and Marlena Shaw just to name a few singers. Chaka Khan was nominated for a Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy as a result of her participation on Lenny’s critically acclaimed “Echoes Of An Era” project. He’s also produced projects for Pieces Of A Dream, the late great Grover Washington, Gato Barbieri, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney and hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane.

Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis and Freddie Hubbard, to name only a few. Mr. Williams has recorded soundtracks for movies including Les Choix des Armes; McKenna’s Gold with Gregory Peck; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; Spike Lee’s Clockers, and more. Awards include a Grammy in 1979; the Min-On Art Award; the SGI Glory Award the SGI Cultural Award; the RVC Corporation RCA Best Seller Award; and acknowledgement from the National Endowment of the Arts.

This concert is part of Mr. Brovkine’s ongoing Brooklyn Rooftop Series. These shows are staged on an open-air rooftop space to best take advantage of social distancing protocols and the warmer weather. Performances feature regular dinner and drink service throughout the evening. In the event of inclement weather, limited and socially distanced indoor seating is available. Paid tickets guarantee entry and seating. Socceroof will be adhering to local state and city guidelines at the time of performance. Please refer to New York state guidance regarding masking and distancing protocol.

Only a limited number of socially-distanced seats are available and shows are selling out quickly. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended! Reservations for this event are available now on Eventbrite at


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