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Jazz at MOCA: The Miami Big Sound Orchestra
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami welcomes back the Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly Jazz at MOCA series. The Miami Big Sound Orchestra features vocal artist Lourdes Valentin, bassist/composer Rafael Valencia, pianist Jim Gasior, tenor saxophonist Tom McCormick and an incredible 18-piece band. 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.
The members of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with some top-name artists including Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Neives, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, among many others. The public is invited to come wrap up 2016 and enjoy the music, funk and soul of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra.
The museum galleries will be open by donation from 7 – 10 p.m.