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Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon:
Fay Victor

Oct 18–19, 2019

Floor 8

Curated by celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran and Whitney performance curator Adrienne Edwards, Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon is a series of live in-gallery performances presented over nine weekends. The series features cross-generational artists performing within Moran’s three mixed-media “set sculptures”—STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1 (2015), STAGED: Three Deuces (2015), and STAGED: Slugs’ Saloon (2018). Each installation pays homage to an iconic New York jazz venue.

Fay Victor is a sound artist and composer who has forged a unique role for the vocalist in jazz and improvised music. She has worked with luminaries including Randy Weston, Archie Shepp, Gary Bartz, Martine Syms, and Nicole Mitchell. In the late 1990s, she branched out into blues, songwriting, and improvisational forms outside of the jazz canon. She has nine critically acclaimed albums as a bandleader and has received awards from the TriCentric Foundation, Yaddo Corp, MusicOmi, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her most recent release is Wet Robots (2018) with SoundNoiseFUNK project.

Friday, October 18
5 & 7 pm*

Saturday, October 19
2 & 4 pm

Tickets are required ($25 adults; $18 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability) and include Museum admission. 

*Tickets for performances during Pay-What-You-Wish hours (Fridays, 7–10 pm) will be distributed day-of, on a first come, first served basis at the Museum starting at 7 pm.

Member presale tickets available now. General audience tickets will go on sale at 10 am on Saturday, September 7.

See all performances from the Jazz on A High Floor in the Afternoon series.

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