Jazz at MOCA to Feature Saxophonist Troy Roberts on Friday, Jan. 26

1/11/18

Free Outdoor Monthly Series in North Miami

What/Who: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is thrilled to welcome saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts as part of the monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Roberts travels around the globe performing and recording with some of the greatest jazz artists of all time including James Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans and Kurt Elling.

A jazz giant, Roberts has received numerous awards including three consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards. He received a Grammy nomination in 2011, and was the only Australian semi-finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Roberts is a member of both the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet and Jeff “Tain’ Watts” “Blue 5” as well as the newest member of Joey DeFrancesco’s quartet “The People.” He is also currently celebrating his seventh solo record “Tales & Tones.” The public is invited to enjoy the rhythms of Troy Roberts.

The opening reception of “Yarn Bombing,” a yarn-inspired exhibition created by the students enrolled in the MOCA Teen Program and Fantastic Fibers Miami’s Artist Books, will run in conjunction with January’s Jazz at MOCA. The exhibition will be located in the MOCA Pavilion, open for all to see, from January 26 – February 2, 2018.

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 will be on display through February 11, 2018.

When: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Where:

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
Miami, FL 33161

Cost:

This event is free and open to the public.

About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email info@mocanomi.org.

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