Performances

Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon:
Jamire Williams

Nov 8–9, 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.

Drummer Jamire Williams was a key contributor and producer on Solange Knowles's critically acclaimed album When I Get Home and has toured worldwide with Blood Orange. Recently, Williams released the solo record ///// Effectual (Leaving Records), which captures the full scope of his artistry. He has collaborated with legends including Herbie Hancock and Dr. Lonnie Smith as well as with contemporaries such as Robert Glasper, Jason Moran, and Kara Walker, among many others.

Friday, November 8
5 & 7 pm*

Saturday, November 9
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.

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

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