MOCA remains closed, we will update this post when the museum reopens and Jazz at MOCA returns.
The last Friday of the month brings a free concert and free admission at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami.
The museum is open by donation from 7 to 10 pm during this event. (Admission is always free for children under 12, North Miami residents and city employees.) Plus, there is plenty of free parking. The music starts at 8 pm.
The MOCA galleries are open by donation until 10 pm so concertgoers can enjoy the current exhibitions.
March 27: Jacques Schwarz-Bart and Jazz with an Attitude
Jacques Schwarz-Bart grew up in Guadeloupe where he learned how to play the Gwo ka drum as a child. He was coached by Anzala, one of the top percussionists in Guadeloupe and learned the biguine style of music. At age six, while living in Switzerland, Schwarz-Bart discovered jazz music and taught himself how to play the guitar by playing along with jazz records.
Schwarz-Bart’s impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence in the jazz scene. Schwarz-Bart has been at the center of several musical revolutions including neo soul and New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He created two new styles of jazz music including Gwo ka Jazz and Voodoo Jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins.
Schwarz-Bart has played alongside luminaries including Roy Hargrove, Danilo Perez, Ari Hoenig, Meshell n’Degeocello, Chucho Valde, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Eric Benet, James Hurt, and David Gilmore. In 2005, Schwarz-Bart began the Gwo ka Jazz Project which included musicians Admiral T and Jacob Desvarieux of Kassav’ and created the albums, Soné Ka La and Abyss. In 2010, he released Rise Above which is a collaboration with his wife singer Stephanie McKay.
Jazz with an Attitude ( JWA) is a visionary trio that conjures the best of urban music and jazz. Jacques Schwarz-Bart formed a band with two of his star students at Berklee College of Music, keyboardist Ron Cha and drummer Isaiah Weatherspoon.
Find more free and cheap music events and concerts this week:
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
See the whole calendar of free and cheap events.