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Jazz at MOCA: Miami Big Sound Orchestra
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Known as downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael “Cali” Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, Grammy-award winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá.
The members of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with top-name artists including Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, among others.
The public is invited to enjoy the music, funk and soul of Miami Big Sound Orchestra as 2017 comes to a close. The groundbreaking “How to Unlock a Portal” exhibition by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer will also be open by donation during Jazz at MOCA from 7-10 p.m. The exhibition debuted on Dec. 7 and will be on display through Feb. 11.