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Madison McFerrin brings multiplicity to her curation at BRIC JazzFest, and to her conversation on The Pulse

Madison McFerrin
Mallory Talty
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The BRIC JazzFest is back with a roster of artists running the jazz gamut. And for its seventh edition, singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin has taken on the coveted role of co-curator, applying her spirit of freedom to a fresh wave of programming.

The Pulse featuring Madison McFerrin

McFerrin has had the privilege of birthright, as the daughter of Bobby McFerrin, to explore the art form in ways that many can only dream of. But she understands that with that privilege comes responsibility.

During the pandemic, she took the opportunity to hone her production skills (with the guidance of a few friends and her brother, Taylor) and created a viral bop: “Guilty,” which has racked up more than 27,000 views in celebration of the George Floyd verdict. She has dedicated 50% of the proceeds from the song’s streaming revenue to her Mad Love fund, which she set up to bring joy and justice to communities impacted by police brutality.

Madison is also working on producing her debut album, which she plans to release in 2022. She will grace the BRIC JazzFest stage on the final day of the festival, this Saturday night.

GUILTY (Official Video)

BRIC JazzFest takes place Thursday through Saturday in downtown Brooklyn; tickets are sold out. For more information about Madison McFerrin, visit her website.

Check out The Pulse playlist on Spotify.