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Celebrate Jazz is also occurring on Sunday, April 25.
Indulge your love of all things jazz with lively performances and other fun activities perfect for jazz fans of all ages!
To support social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests at each activity. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
South El Río
Create your own microphone! Stop by and pick up a free craft kit to assemble at MIM or at home.
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Have your picture taken with our hands-free photo booth and digitally share your pictures instantly! Tag us with #MIMphx for a chance to be featured on our social media.
Latin & Early Jazz Performance
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Join Josiel Perez’s Afro-Cuban All-Stars band for an energetic 30-minute performance highlighting the historical intersection of New Orleans’s early jazz and the early Latin jazz of Cuba.
Jazz Artist Tribute Performance
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Celebrate jazz artists born in April, from vocalist Ella Fitzgerald to drummer Steve Gadd, in this 30-minute performance with We3, featuring drummer Sheila Earley.
West Coast Jazz Performance
MIM Music Theater
Enjoy the rich musical traditions of West Coast jazz with local band Union32 as they share popular tunes by Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, and Dave Brubeck in this performance led by Dr. Brett Reed.
Programming is subject to change.
Food trucks will be available starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday!
Access through the Main Courtyard
During MIM’s Celebrate Jazz event, save 20% on most items in-store and online, including a special selection of CDs and LPs of legendary music from Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Astrud Gilberto, and more.
Proceeds from your purchase benefit MIM and its programs.