Friday, September 26, 2008

Jazz at MOCA

Friday, September 26
8 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion will perform at Jazz at MOCA, a free concert held the last Friday of every month - rain or shine - in front of the museum. Figueroa is recognized as one of the music world's most sought after percussionists, providing the framework for hundreds of hits. He has played with numerous distinguished jazz, Latin and pop performers in his career including Miles Davis, Dave Sanborn, Quincy Jones, Marc Anthony, Maria Carey, and Whitney Houston. In 2002 he debuted his own band—Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, an ensemble that fuses different rhythm forms with Latin sounds to create an exuberant and joyful display of high-energy jazz. Jazz at MOCA is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company and the City of North Miami. MOCA's galleries will be open by donation from 7 to 10 p.m.