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North Carolina Museum of Art Celebrates Anniversary with Juneteenth Weekend and New Jazz Series


Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park


(from left) Kelontae Gavin, Kierra Sheard, Le’Andria Johnson, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, and Fred Hammond.


Vocalist Ledisi


Arturo O'Farrill


Event  Information

Raleigh -- ( Thu., Jun. 23, 2022 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Ledisi Sings Nina, with Special Guest Artist Al Strong
$49.50 -- North Carolina Museum of Art , https://ncartmuseum.us -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- ( Thu., Jun. 30, 2022 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Jonathan Butler, with Special Guest Avery Sunshine
$35 - $32 -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , https://ncartmuseum.org/2022-jazz-at-the-ncma/ -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- Thu., Jul. 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Take 6, with Special Guest Najee
$35 - $32 -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , https://ncartmuseum.org/2022-jazz-at-the-ncma/ -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- Thu., Jul. 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, with Special Guest Veronica Swift
$35 - $32 -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , https://ncartmuseum.org/2022-jazz-at-the-ncma/ -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- Sun., Aug. 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Cat's Cradle, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Lake Street Dive with The Dip
$155 - $41 -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , (919) 715-5923, help@ncartmuseum.org , https://ncartmuseum.org/events/the-ncma-presents-lake-street-dive/ -- 7:30 PM

Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Cat's Cradle, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) with Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves
$50 - $27 -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , (919) 715-5923, help@ncartmuseum.org , https://ncartmuseum.org/events/the-ncma-and-cats-cradle-present-watchhouse/?occurrence=2022-10-01 -- 8:00 PM

Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 8, 2022

Come Hear North Carolina, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Music at the Museum Festival
Free; registration required -- North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater , (919) 715-5923, help@ncartmuseum.org , https://ncartmuseum.org/events/the-ncma-and-cats-cradle-present-watchhouse/?occurrence=2022-10-01

June 16, 2022 - Raleigh, NC:


This preview has been contributed by the North Carolina Museum of Art.

This June as part of its 25th anniversary season of the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will host a special Juneteenth weekend of activities and performances, featuring Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award–winning artists; a screening of the documentary Summer of Soul; and the kickoff of the new series Jazz at the NCMA. The performances are part of the Museum’s Outdoor Performing Arts and Film series, presented by First Citizens Bank.
 
“Our campus is alive this summer with music, film, and dance,” said Museum Director Valerie Hillings. “We are excited to host our second annual Juneteenth weekend and kick off a new series celebrating jazz music outside in the Museum Park.”
 
Curated by Moses T. Alexander Greene, Jazz at the NCMA showcases the art form of jazz, often considered “America's classical music.” This inaugural season includes 10-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6, Latin jazz legend Arturo O’Farrill, interpretations of swing by vocalist Veronica Swift, emotionally searing songs of North Carolina native Nina Simone performed by Grammy-winning vocalist Ledisi, and more.
 
"Jazz at the NCMA emerged from Museum visitor requests for more live jazz on our campus,” said Greene, director of performing arts and film. “Through these performances we hope concertgoers will experience joy and the transcendent power of one of America's greatest exports to the world.”

Juneteenth Weekend
 

  • Juneteenth Joy: A Celebration of Freedom and Gospel Music, Friday, June 17, 7 pm

 
Tickets on sale now, from $50 for Members and $55 for Nonmembers
 
This special event features Grammy- and Dove-nominated artist Kelontae Gavin; Grammy and Stellar Award–winning vocalists Kierra Sheard and Le’Andria Johnson; and Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award–winning gospel music legends Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Fred Hammond.

  • Juneteenth Joy: The Sound, Fashion, and Cinema of Freedom, Saturday, June 18

Brian Dawson DJ set and dance party, 6 pm
Film screening, 8:30 pm
 
Tickets on sale now, $10 for Members and $12 for Nonmembers
 
Join the NCMA to celebrate Black culture, wear iconic 1960s fashions, and remember the music of a people as they fought for civil rights in the United States. This outdoor event features a dance party with grooves by DJ Brian Dawson from all soul genres followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul, directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.

Jazz at the NCMA
 
Tickets for all shows go on sale Thursday, May 19, at 10 am for Members and Friday, May 20, at 10 am for Nonmembers
 

  • Jazz at the NCMA presents: Ledisi Sings Nina, with Special Guest Al Strong, Thursday, June 23, 7:30 pm

 
Tickets from $44.50 for Members and $49.50 for Nonmembers
 
Powerhouse vocalist Ledisi takes on legendary singer and musician Nina Simone’s emotionally searing, socially conscious songs on Ledisi Sings Nina, nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album (NAACP Image Awards). Join this 2021 Grammy Award–winning singer for a soul-stirring tribute to a true North Carolina treasure. Lidisi is joined by special guest Al Strong, a two-time Grammy-nominated trumpet player, composer, recording artist, and educator, and cofounder of the Art of Cool nonprofit, which spawned the original Art of Cool Music Festival in Durham, NC, and the StArt of Cool youth summer camp.

 

  • Jazz at the NCMA presents: Jonathan Butler, with Special Guest Avery Sunshine, Thursday, June 30, 7:30 pm

 
Tickets from $31.50 for Members and $35 for Nonmembers
 
Born in South Africa under the shadow of apartheid and raised in poverty, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler was the first Black artist to be played on white South African radio and to appear on national television. His first single won the South African equivalent to a Grammy and his commitment to his craft came to fruition with his self-titled debut album, which received a Grammy nomination for the pop hit “Lies.” Special guest Avery Sunshine, most known for the #1 Billboard chart hit single “Call My Name” from her critically heralded sophomore project The Sunroom, was awarded ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul Song of the Year Award.
 

  • Jazz at the NCMA presents: Take 6, with Special Guest Najee

Thursday, July 7, 7:30 pm
 
Tickets from $31.50 for Members and $35 for Nonmembers
 
Jazz at the NCMA is excited to welcome 10-time Grammy Award–winning a cappella group Take 6 for an evening of straight-ahead jazz, pop, adult R&B, doo-wop, and the blues. Multiplatinum saxophonist and flutist Najee kicks off the night with the best in contemporary jazz stylings.

  • Jazz at the NCMA presents: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, with Special Guest Veronica Swift

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 pm
 
Tickets from $31.50 for Members and $35 for Nonmembers
 
Proclaimed by the New York Times as the “leader of the ‘first family of Afro-Cuban jazz,’” pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill began his professional career with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. Special guest Veronica Smith recorded her first album, Veronica’s House of Jazz, when she was only nine years old. On This Bitter Earth, her most recent album, Swift covers multiple genres, including jazz, American musicals, vintage R&B, and contemporary rock.

 
Juneteenth weekend and Jazz at the NCMA are part of the Museum’s 2022 Outdoor Performing Arts and Film season spanning concerts, film, and dance, on sale now. Learn more at ncartmuseum.org/performances.