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 … +

Museums

South Florida Cultural Consortium: Opening Reception/Exhibition at MoCA

Thu Sep 5, 2019 - Sun Oct 20, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is pleased to launch the 2019 fall season with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition. Guest curated by Amy Galpin, chief curator of the Frost Art Museum, this  group exhibition presents the work of artists exclusively from South Florida. The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) is the largest government-sponsored grant program in the U.S. for artists living in … +

Cinema

MOCA Moving Images: Black Power Mixtape

Wed Apr 3, 2019

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in America between 1967–1975 with appearances by Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge … +

Music

Jazz@MOCA presents Mojo Ike and Val Woods

Fri Feb 22, 2019

Grammy-nominated artists Ike and Val Woods have performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. The Miami based blues duo completed their most recent CD, “Movin’Up,” after returning from an eighteen city European Tour where they electrified their audiences with their high energy yet soulful Blues performances.Band leader and lead vocalist/guitarist Ike Woods has enjoyed a long and productive career, first … +

Cinema

MOCA Moving Images presents Through a Lens Darkly documentary

Wed Feb 6, 2019

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon. African Americans historically embraced the medium as a way to subvert popular stereotypes as far back as the Civil War era, with … +

Music

French Horn Collective at Jazz@MOCA

Fri Jan 25, 2019

The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and modern original French music throughout South Florida. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of anywhere from 3 to 8 highly talented musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds, with instrumentation including trumpet, guitar, … +

Museums

AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People on view at MOCA NoMi

Through Sun Apr 7, 2019

Visual language, an experiential form and a revelation. When art successfully combines all of three of these characteristics, it speaks to and moves those who encounter it. The artist collective AFRICOBRA exemplifies these traits while defining for themselves how they want their art to function in the world. Founded in 1968, by Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and Gerald … +

Music

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 … +

Music

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 … +

Museums

Jazz at MOCA x Nestor Torres

Fri Sep 28, 2018

Standing on the shoulders of Jazz flute giants of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous, flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recording as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with artists such as Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo … +

Museums

Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread at MoCA NoMI

September 6, 2018 – November 4, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will … +

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MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening

Sat Jul 28, 2018

This Cannes Film Festival award winning film, “The Golden Dream” (2013), directed by Diego Quemada-Diez, follows three young men as they make the journey from Mexico to California. Samuel, Sara and Juan, three teenagers from Guatemala, decide to leave poverty by going to the United States. After crossing the Mexican border by boat, they find another immigrant, a Tzotzil native called Chauk … +

Museums

Artist Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread at MoCA

Thu Sep 6, 2018 - Sun Nov 4, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will … +

Music

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 … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo in Concert

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 … +

Music

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 … +

Museums

Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly at MoCA NoMi

Through Sun Aug 5, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will present the group exhibition Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.   The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly … +

Visual Arts

Art Exhibition OBSCURA at MOCA

Through Sun May 6, 2018

In artist Lionel Smit’ native country of South Africa, he observes the fluidity of race through the Cape Malay people of Cape Town. As a result of colonialism, African, European and South Asian bloodlines have been crossed over successive generations to create new identities, of which the Cape Malay people are a striking example. The physical attributes of Cape Malays challenge overly … +

Museums

Jacob Felländer: How to Unlock a Portal at MOCA

Thu 7 Dec, 2017 - Sun 11 Feb, 2018

Over a decade of working process, the artist Jacob Felländer has forged a chain of time and perspective, which, helped him enter a new world of virtual reality and in this unknown world, Felländer reaches for his camera to depict what he sees inside. This exhibition shows the artist’s vision and trajectory in the photo-based art creation spectrum, starting with the traditional … +

Museums

Creative Arts 4 Kids at MOCA

Sat 4 Nov, 2017 - Sat 5 May, 2018

Creative Arts 4 Kids happens the first Saturday of every month from 2 PM. Kids ages 6-12 are invited to tour MOCA exhibitions and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay and create with their children. There is a fee of $12 per class and … +

Museums

Symposium around Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié’ Metamorphosis at MOCA

Sat 4 Nov, 2017

MOCA North Miami holds a Symposium around artist Edouard Duval-Carrié’ exhibition Metamorphosis. Including introduction, discussions and remarks in the context of Caribbean Arts and the curatorial process of this solo show, several invitees such as professors: Alfredo Rivera (Grinnell College);  Anthony Bogues, (Brown University);  Erica James  and  Jerry Philogene will be present during the symposium; as well as Edouard Duval-Carrié himself. Duval-Carrié … +

Museums

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 … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA with Lisanne Lyons

Fri 25 Aug, 2017

Lisanne Lyons teaches Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Prior to this she was an Associate Professor of Music at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was founder of the vocal jazz program and directed the Down Beat award-winning vocal jazz group, the New Virginians. During her tenure at VT, she received the Gamma … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA with Anibal Berraute

Fri 28 Jul, 2017

Anibal Berraute, Argentinean piano player, composer, arranger and producer, fuses tango with elements of other musical forms: the Uruguayan candombe with its African roots and argentinean rhythms, traditional country-folklore sounds, and American jazz among others, to come out with a new vibrant harmonic approach to a genre that in little over a century, transcended its humble beginnings, to reach the whole world … +