The long-running, popular – and free – Jazz at MOCA is returning virtually!
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is launching its series starting Jan. 29, featuring South Florida musicians on the last Friday of every month.
According to a news release issued by the museum: “With the goal of ensuring the continuity of Jazz at MOCA, the museum will launch the program virtually, in partnership with WDNA Radio — South Florida’s premier jazz radio station.”
MOCA Plaza in downtown North Miami. (Photo courtesy of MOCA Facebook page)
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Hosted by WDNA’s Carter Jackson-Brown, the virtual series will be streamed live on WDNA and MOCA platforms. The concerts will also air live on WDNA radio.
Schedule for 2021
Jan. 29: The CieL Experience
The CieL Experience combines the styles of R&B, swing, hip-hop, and traditional Haitian music, rooted in the harmonies and improvisation of the American jazz tradition. Claudens Louis, saxophonist and bandleader, explores the infinite possibilities of these genres by presenting fresh compositions and arrangements accessible to a wide range of listeners.
Feb. 26: TWYN
Miami’s future-jazz duo TWYN is a collaboration between Jason Matthew, Electric Kif’s keyboardist; and Aaron Glueckauf, Lemon City Trio’s drummer. Known individually as catalysts in the rapidly evolving Miami music scene, the electronic duo aims to challenge the limitations of instrumental and pop-based songwriting.
March 26: Lucas Apostoleris Quintet
Lucas Apostoleris is a drummer and composer currently residing in Miami. In addition to writing music for his jazz ensemble, Apostoleris has written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Fort Myers and for the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band.
Miami events in 2021: A month-by-month guide
Yes, many plans changed in 2020 … with vacations and shows and festivals canceled throughout Miami, South Florida and the world.
However, the New Year brings with it hope of brighter and better times ahead. Car shows, art festivals and more have been scheduled for 2021.
We’ve compiled a month-by-month roundup of events in our area. Keep in mind that some events may be virtual. Others may follow strict safety protocols. You’ll want to get all the details and decide which options are best for you and your family. Click here for this handy guide.