School of rock guitar prodigy Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer added to Brooklyn comes to life

This year Brooklyn comes to life features an incredible roster of over 50 artists, including members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many others. Today, the festival announces a new addition to its lineup, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as an artist in general.

The thirteen-year-old guitarist who starred in Broadway’s School of Rock The Musical, will be heading to Brooklyn for an incredible evening of one-of-a-kind supergroups, jam sessions, and one-of-a-kind collaborations. Having already jammed with Buddy Guy, the members of Allman Brothers, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, dumpstaphunk, Jon Batiste, Saladand most other living idols he may have had, it’s unclear what the teenager has in store.

Scheduled for October 22, 2016, the event will cover three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Williamsburg Music Hall — all within a 10-minute walk. Brooklyn Comes Alive tickets give you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information on the festival website website. Stay tuned for more lineup announcements!

In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following lineup:

Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup (supergroup lineups TBD)

Joe Russo (Joe Russo is almost dead)
Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)
Marc Brownstein (Disco Cookies)
Aron Magner (The Disco Cookies)
John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)
Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)
Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)
Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)
Scott Metzger (Joe Russo is almost dead)
Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)
Alan Evans (Soulive)
Neal Evans (Soulive)
Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)
Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)
Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)
Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)
Roosevelt Necklace
Michael League (sneaky pup)
Todd Stoops (RAQ)
Reed Mathis (Green Tea Leaf)
Borahm Lee (Break Science)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio’s band)
James Casey (Trey Anastasio band)
Chris Bullock (sneaky pup)
Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)
Nick Cassarino (The Nth Estate)
Nate Edgar (The Nth Estate)
Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Estate)
Manic Focus (special guests)
Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)
Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)
Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)
Rob Compa (Dopapod)
Eli Winderman (Dopapod)
Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)
holly skittles
Farid Haque (Garaj Mahal)
Cochrane McMillan (tea leaf green)
Andy Hess (Gouv’t Mule/The Black Crowes)
Dan Edinburgh (The Stepchildren)
Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)
Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)
Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)
Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)
Benny Rietveld (Santana)
Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)
Raul Pineda
Farnell Newton
Danny Sadownick
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (freelance artist)

Showcase sets:
Freeman Organ

More information about Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.

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