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The Jazz in the Garden: Willie Martinez and his Latin Jazz Collective

September 24, 2 pm4 pm.
Free. Registration encouraged

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor (rain location: Beaux-Arts Court)

Swing by the Museum’s backyard Sculpture Garden for our Jazz in the Garden series, featuring performances by some of the city’s best musicians. In September, hear Willie Martinez and his Latin Jazz Collective, which blends Afro Caribbean rhythms with the harmonic vocabulary and improvisational spirit of jazz. Martinez, a percussionist and vocalist, holds a long-running monthly show at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe with his band La Familia. He was named “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1 for his weekly outdoor concerts that enlivened his Brooklyn neighborhood throughout the pandemic.

Presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

Free; registration is encouraged. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Reserve tickets to visit the galleries.

Image caption and credit: Willie Martinez. (Photo: courtesy of the Jazz Foundation of America)