Jazz at MOCA Goes Virtual

The Museum of Contemporary Art will present its third edition of Virtual Jazz at MOCA featuring Melanie Charles on Friday, March 26

Melanie Charles will perform the third edition of Virtual Jazz at MOCA on March 26
Image courtesy of the artist

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) will present its third edition of Virtual Jazz at MOCA featuring Melanie Charles on Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m. The program is free to viewers and audiences can tune in here. Charles is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter and flutist of Haitian descent, with a creative fluidity that spans the genres of Jazz, soul, experimental, and Haitian roots music.

Even virtually, Charles creates a space where tradition meets present time, using Roland SPs, loop pedals, and the flute to blur the lines between and among social classes, cultures, genders, and theories to create a world where opposing elements can co-exist. Her recent television appearances include Good Morning America, SNL, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

MOCA suspended the Jazz at MOCA concert series due to health protocols at the onset of the pandemic last year. To continue the concert series, the museum will launch the program virtually in partnership with WDNA Radio. WDNAā€™s Carter Jackson-Brown will host the virtual series and the musical guests from across South Florida. The concert series will take place virtually on the last Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

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