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.
Michela Marino Lerman is a tap-dance artist, performer, choreographer, and educator who currently leads the ensemble Love Movement. She is a member of the band Mwenso and the Shakes, with whom she tours regularly. She has performed at jazz festivals including Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Marciac Jazz Festival as well as with many masters. In 2017, Lerman conceived, choreographed, and starred in This Joint is Jumpin’, a Fats Waller revue that debuted at Andrew Lloyd Weber's London West End Theater, The Other Palace.
Friday, December 6
5 & 7 pm*
Saturday, December 7
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.
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