The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month with a unique performance by Julio Montalvo as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Montalvo is a leading trombonist from the island of Cuba. Inspired by his island roots, Montalvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern jazz to create his original style – New Latin Jazz.
As a songwriter, producer, arranger, session musician, and a Grammy award winner, Montalvo is well-versed in the world of jazz. Montalvo has collaborated with the leading stars of pop and rock in Spain and has shared the stage with renown musicians from the international jazz circuit such as Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, and Gladstone Galliza. In 2008, Montalvo founded his own record label, Montalvo Records and since has produced more than 10 recordings.
The public is invited to enjoy the unique rhythms of Montalvo, rain or shine.
Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” by donation. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.