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Archie Shepp and Jason Moran | Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon

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," each paying homage to an iconic New York jazz venue. 

For this performance, legendary jazz saxophonist, composer, and activist Archie Shepp performs live with Jason Moran. Shepp has recorded with major figures, such as Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane, and was at the forefront of the movement that brought African musical and cultural traditions into freeform jazz. 

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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