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To celebrate Fort Greene’s long tradition as a home to world-class musicians, several stops on the tour will feature live music from local artists. We also celebrate the naming of a new park, on St Felix and Lafayette, after jazz legend and long-time Fort Greene resident, Betty Carter. We hope to see you there.

Pictured above (clockwise from top left): vocalist Carla Cook; 7th Boro's Joy Jay Jones; vocalist Javier Ortiz: Janis Russell; and Alison Renee, harpist.
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Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook performing with jazz pianist Bruce Barth.
7th Boro, (with Joy Jan Jones and Mark Caserta) "Soul-pop-rock” band that uses guitar, ukelele, with Joy’s vocals. She writes all the lyrics to the music and sings.
Javier Ortiz and Leroi James, Bass-baritone & pianist Javier Ortiz enjoys an active performing schedule, appearing in nearly 30 leading and supporting roles and in 15 major orchestral works both in the US and internationally. Most recently Javier appeared at Connecticut College. Leroi James is a dynamic vocalist who performs his own style of music, related to acid R&B.
Alison Renee, solo harpist.
The Janis Russell Trio: (featuring Janis Russell, vocals; Marc Daine, guitar and Mike Weatherly, bass. Janis recently appeared in a production of "Lady Sings the Blues" at the Brooklyn Music School. Besides being a talented jazz vocalist, Janis Russell is the director of the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble, a local gospel choir from Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Kris Herron Trio: Giselle Gant, Rachael Harris and Kris Herron. Kris is a jazz and soul cover king. He’ll be using a team of acoustic instruments and spoken word to enrich his show.
This is not a complete list of all the contributors. Featured musicians subject to change.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Rain or shine. We are not responsible for changes to the musician schedule.
A big thank you to all the musicians, volunteers, sponsors and homeowners who helped make this 2019 House Tour a special event.
The 34th Fort Greene House Tour is sponsored by the Fort Greene Association, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions, including FGA HouseTour tickets, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contents copyright 2019, All rights reserved. Photos by Rayon Richards, 2019, at, and Douglas Lyle Thompson, 2019, at Website and all tour promotional materials by Abby Weissman.