The Broad is hosting a number of jazz concerts throughout the museum beginning on June 1!
There’s probably no need to mention how amazing Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 is, but for those not aware of the The Broad‘s standout Black Art exhibition – stop what you’re doing and get your tickets now. You won’t regret it…
In addition to a groundbreaking featured exhibit, the museum has plans to host two jazz concert series staged outside of and throughout its DTLA location. And what better way to kick off summer than to head over to The Broad museum for its summer concert series? Soul of a Nation Celebration takes the lead, embarking on a curated musical journey courtesy of legendary producer Quincey Jones at the museum’s olive-tree-lined outdoor plaza on June 1. Musical performers include GRAMMY-nominated musician and producer Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Arin Ray, Eryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley.
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Marvin Gaye released What's Going On #OTD in 1971. Four years later, Barkley L. Hendricks responded to the opening seconds of Gaye's single, where friendly greetings – 'Hey man, what's happening?' – are exchanged ahead of the rising sounds of the soprano saxophone, in his piece What's Going On (1974). The artist appreciated the ambiguity of the song's opening, suggesting a gathering that ultimately remains impossible to place in any exact location, like the blank background that his figures occupy. 'The dialog doesn't pick anyone out per se – but my approach to the composition is based on that' clustering of voices, familiar and convivial, perhaps on a street corner or at a house party. . See Hendricks's work in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 #AtTheBroad until Sept. 1. Click the link in our bio to reserve tickets today!
Later in summer, the museum will host a pair of concerts as part of its Black Fire Sessions. These two shows were inspired by Soul of a Nation’s more radically inventive works; on July 17th saxophonist Roscoe Mitchel and pianist Brett Carson will lead the evening following a performance by composer Anthony Braxton and harpist Jacqueline Kerrod on August 14.
Admission to each show will cost around $25 and will include access to Soul of a Nation‘s galleries located on the third-floor.
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