Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet 5/28/21

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet
Friday, 05/28/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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On Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet as part of its monthly “Virtual Jazz at MOCA” series. Born in Connecticut and raised in Massachusetts, Lucas Apostoleris is a composer and instrumentalist currently residing in Miami, Florida. In June 2020, Apostoleris released his debut album, Chronicle, which consists of nine original compositions and features Tom Kelley and Carlos Mata-Alvarez on saxophones, Alex Brown on piano, and Dan Montgomery on bass.

In addition to writing music for his own ensemble, Apostoleris has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He also regularly performs in the Miami area with a variety of ensembles. Apostoleris has been a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards three times, in 2008, 2009, and 2018, and he received an honorable mention in 2017.

Since the onset of COVID-19, MOCA suspended the Jazz at MOCA concert series due to health protocols. With the goal of ensuring the continuity of Jazz at MOCA, the museum will launch the program virtually, in partnership with WDNA Radio—South Florida’s premier jazz radio station. Hosted by WDNA’s Carter Jackson-Brown, the virtual series will feature the best of South Florida’s young and innovative musicians. The concert will take place virtually on the last Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

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