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Craig Harris and Company: “Breathe”

Craig Harris and Company: “Breathe”

Art in the Garden

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Cherry Esplanade and the Overlook | Pay as you wish
Ticketed Event

An evening of remembrance and reflection

Jazz composer-trombonist Craig Harris returns to Brooklyn Botanic Garden to perform “Breathe,” a series of compositions that look at the need for us all to breathe in order to survive as a society and as a planet. Harris is joined by a 25-person brass ensemble for this live, outdoor performance.

Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, followed by the killing of Eric Garner in New York, Harris has felt an urgency to change the world through music. He has been paying particular attention to the concept of breathing, which last year took on new meaning in the context of both COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on the Black community and the murder of George Floyd in police custody. On the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, Harris reprises the work that was performed at BBG last spring and released virtually during the Garden’s closure.

Tickets will be available in mid-May.


“Breathe” is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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