Music

Jazz at MOCA presents Curtis Taylor in Concert

October 25, 2019, 8 PM

Taylor grew up in Bedford, Ohio, where his interest in music was piqued. At 10 years old, he took up the trumpet and got involved with the school’s band program. Two years later Taylor really started showing promise on his instrument. One night after seeing a great concert featuring trumpeters Jon Faddis and Steve Enos, Taylor was so inspired that he decided … +

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Jazz at MOCA × The Miami Big Sound Orchestra

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Hailing from all over the western hemisphere, the members of the MBSO are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with artists such as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers, to name a few The band’s repertoire, inspired by the music of … +

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Jazz at MOCA × Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet

Friday, November 30, 2018, 8pm | Free. Rain or shine.

Ashley Pezzotti is a vocalist currently living in Miami, Florida. At the young age of 21 years old, Ashley has already performed with Grammy award winning artists including Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Chick Corea, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vampire Weekend, and Arturo Sandoval. Born in Queens, New York, Ashley discovered her love for music when her Dominican father would sing her classic Spanish … +

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Jazz at MOCA: Dr. Ed Calle

Fri Jul 27, 2018

Saxophonist, composer, orchestrator, producer, scholar, professor, and leader Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to sight-read, interpret, and perform vitally any musical style. Throughout the globe, his peers and colleagues often laud his versatility. Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents, Calle can be heard on more than 1,200 albums, almost 9,000 singles, and countless movie and television soundtracks both … +

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Jazz at MOCA presents Julio Montalvo

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz. Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own … +

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Jazz at MOCA: Lisanne Lyons

Fri Aug 25, 2017

Lisanne’s career began immediately following high school as the featured vocalist for three Air Force bands. She has been featured with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, XL Big Band in Sweden, Nantes Big Band, Los Alas Studio Orchestra, and various bands and orchestras across the country. She has produced two solo CD’s and two … +