Celebrate Jazz
This Saturday and Sunday, the Musical Instrument Museum
will hold a signature event focusing on all things jazz.

Above: The Musical Instrument Museum is celebrating jazz this weekend.

Indulge your love of all things jazz with lively performances and and jazz-inspired activities, including a craft for the kids. Celebrate Jazz happens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. The lineup includes several styles, from Latin Jazz to West Coast Jazz, performed both outdoors and in the MIM Music Theater.

To support social distancing, the museum is limiting the number of guests at each activity. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All activities are included with the $20 general admission. The weekend schedule;

Above: Attendees will enjoy live jazz performances.

Microphone Craft, 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.

Photo Booth, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., El Río

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, on Saturday

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Main Courtyard 

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, on Sunday, 

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Main Courtyard

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,12:30–1:00 p.m., 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.

Food trucks will be available starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Access through the Main Courtyard.

Shop and Save at the Museum Store

During MIM’s Celebrate Jazz event, save 20-percent 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.

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