Jazz at the Brooklyn Museum


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I received a press release today about upcoming events at the Brooklyn Museum, and I have to say, they’ve got a lot going on! As part of their “BrooklynNites Jazz” series, tonight features Grammy-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans and his quartet perform original music from their acclaimed album The Moon is Waiting. Tomorrow they have an event called “Professors Open House,” where professors and academic representatives from area colleges and universities are invited to take a tour of the new installation Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn led by Chief Curator Kevin Stayton. Then on November 8, they have an event called “Sensory Tour: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe.” It’s a tour of their current exhibition, and is designed for individuals who are blind or who are partially sighted, and includes verbal descriptions, tastings, and tactile experiences. How cool is that?

But the event that I’m making sure to put on my calendar is December 6, when Edison Award-winning trumpeter and bandleader Christian Scott (pictured at right) performs selections from his new album, Christian aTunde Adjuah. I’m a big fan of his music, Miles Davis-inspired yet still his own distinct style.

Jazz concerts at The Brooklyn Museum

By the way, what’s with the funky B’s? I guess this is the Brooklyn Museum’s hip new brand identity … it definitely sends the message that this is not some old, stodgy and dusty museum, it’s hip and happening. I wish it had been that way when I lived in Brooklyn 20 years ago!

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