NYC Reopens: Brooklyn Rooftop Jazz April 23 2021

From a media release:

NYC Reopens:
Brooklyn Rooftop Jazz
April 23, 2021

Following his sold-out, socially-distanced April 9 Rooftop Jazz show, impresario Michael Brovkine (Founder of Made in New York Jazz) continues to guide music fans across NYC on a timely return to the live concert world with this exciting set from the acclaimed Brazilian jazz drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. 

Fonseca will be accompanied by Helio Alves on keys, Peter Washington on bass, and joined by special guest vocalist Maucha Adnet. Prior to the performance, attendees are invited to join us on the rooftop early for a fashion show of the RTW and Couture Collections, presented as part of Fashion Week Brooklyn.

This set is part of Mr. Brovkine's ongoing, biweekly Brooklyn Rooftop Series, currently hosted in Brooklyn. These shows will be staged on open-air rooftop space to best take advantage of social distancing protocols and the warming weather and will 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 socially-distanced dinner seating. All attendees must wear masks while at the event. Please refer to our complete COVID protocol information below.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca is a three-time Grammy nominee. He has appeared on over 200 albums alongside American and Brazilian jazz icons, making him one of the most recorded Brazilian drummers in his idiom. In 2002, Duduka's first solo album, Samba Jazz Fantasia, was nominated for the American Grammy Award. He is one of the very few Brazilians and the only Brazilian drummer thus far to be nominated for this prestigious award. 

Duduka was a founding member and co-leader of Trio da Paz, nominated for an Indie Award as Best Latin Jazz Group in 1993. Their recording Partido Out won the Jazz Journalists Association Awards for best Brazilian Jazz Album of 2002. In 2016, Trio da Pazwon the Hot House NYC Award for the best group and was nominated for the American Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz category with their album 30. From 1984 to 2000, Duduka was a faculty member of the Drummers Collective NYC. He has also conducted workshops and master classes in Brazil, Europe and Asia. 

In 2002, he formed the Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet featuring Anat Cohen, Guilherme Monteiro, Helio Alves and Leonardo Cioglia. The Quintet has recorded two critically acclaimed albums. Their second album Samba Jazz-Jazz Samba was listed among the ten best albums of the year in Jazziz Magazine. In 2009, Duduka formed his Brazilian-based Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, featuring David Feldman on piano and Guto Wirtti on acoustic bass. The Trio's fourth album Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador, was released by Sunnyside Records in 2018.  

  • Reservations for the April 23 event are available now on Eventbrite. 


Space for this event is limited and available by reservation only to insure proper social distancing. All tables are separated by six feet distance and the performance stage will be a minimum of twelve feet from the dining tables. The wearing of masks by all attendees excluding performing musicians is mandatory.

Socceroof Rooftop is an open-air outdoor space to better accommodate COVID protocols. Please dress weather appropriately. Socceroof Rooftop will be serving dinner and drinks for all attendees who have reserved seats.

In the event of extreme inclement weather, there will be indoor seating in Socceroof's RoofTop Lounge. The indoor space has smaller capacity, so please make sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Starting as of April 2nd, at the instruction of Governor Cuomo, performances and live entertainment events in NYC are allowed to resume and indoor venues with a capacity of less than 1,500 attendees can reopen at 33% capacity.

Free parking is available outside of the building and via a nearby garage.