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Jazz Interlude 2008:
Honoring Agnes Gund and David Rockefeller, Jr.
Sherry Bronfman, Jazz Interlude Chairman

Featuring:
Roy Haynes on Drums, Mulgrew Miller on Piano
Bob Cranshaw on Bass, Jeremy Pelt on Flugelhorn and Trumpet
(Roy Haynes Website)
(Mulgrew Miller Website)
(Bob Cranshaw Bio)
(Jeremy Pelt Website)


Performance Produced by George T. Wein
(George T. Wein Website)
Benefit for The 15th Anniversary of The Friends of Education,
A MoMA Affiliate Group

Stuart W. Lewis, Chairman, The Friends of Education
Paul Jackson, MoMA Press



Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
November 18, 2008


(See November 14, 2006 Jazz Interlude Review.)

MoMA’s 2008 Jazz Interlude Benefit Reception, Concert, and Dinner, for The Friends of Education Fund, a biennial event, began in the exotic foyer of MoMA’s exhibition of Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out. “Pipilotti Rist's lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum's Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.” (MoMA Notes). Drinks, tapas, and hors d’oeuvres were generously served. Zéze Flowers provided décor, Glorious Food provided catering, Moët Hennessy USA provided champagne, wines, and spirits, and Sandy Starkman and MAKE UP FOR EVER provided the lovely grey/black gift bags, suitable for use about town as a tote or carry-on luggage.

After the upper level Reception, the invited Gala guests then gathered in a lower level auditorium for the Jazz Interlude, preceded by important remarks from organizers of this Gala and officers of MOMA, such as Stuart W. Lewis, Chairman, The Friends of Education, Sherry B. Bronfman, Chairman, Jazz Interlude 2006, and George Wein, Jazz Interlude Producer. The Friends of Education is a museum affiliate group that focuses on the appreciation of art, created by African Americans, as well as increased African American participation at MoMA. All the proceeds of tonight’s Benefit went to The Friends of Education Fund. The intermission-less jazz concert, with Roy Haynes on drums, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, was an outstanding display from seasoned jazz greats in ensemble and solo showcases.

The music was lively, improvisational, and eclectic. One highlight was Mulgrew Miller’s soulful piano solo, “Somebody Needs You”, with Jeremy Pelt following the lead on flugelhorn. Yet, much of tonight’s music was rapid and pulsating, with Roy Haynes adding percussive virtuosity and Jeremy Pelt coming in for frenetic finales. Tonight’s Quartet of musicians had not performed as an ensemble before. They were individually chosen by George Wein for their professional expertise and ability to blend their styles into exceptional artistic groupings. Jeremy Pelt played trumpet with and without the mute, for contrasting tones and moods, and Mulgrew Miller’s rambunctious solos inspired his jazz partners. Thelonius Monk’s “I Mean You” and Charlie Parker’s “My Little Suede Shoes” provided glorious riffs, well appreciated by the Gala guests. Very often, the piano and trumpet shifted leads, while Roy Haynes had a long, rousing drum riff, and Bob Cranshaw created solo bass blues, as well. The rhythms merged Latin clavé, International ballads, and American swing, plus some very fashionable fusion..


Kudos to the musicians and to Agnes Gund and David Rockefeller, Jr., for their fine contribution to the arts and to society. Kudos to MoMA’s Friends of Education for their commendable mission and dedicated work. Kudos to Ms. Bronfman for this wonderful reception and concert. Stop by MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street, NYC, between 5th and 6th Avenues. And, allow a good deal of time to explore the galleries and exhibits.



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Mark Fant, Friends of Education
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
Gala Dinner Setting
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Artists Deborah Grant and Jeanne Jones
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
Sherry B. Bronfman, Benefit Chairman
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Sherry B. Bronfman with Starla Caldwell
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



David Rockefeller, Jr. and Gala Guests
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
Glenn Close, Special Guest
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Starla Caldwell
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Artist Fred Brown and Guests
Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium
Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Reception
in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium



Jazz Interlude Reception
Ron Carter, Special Guest
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Ensemble, Pre-Concert
Roy Haynes, Bob Cranshaw, Jeremy Pelt, Mulgrew Miller
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jazz Interlude Concert
George Wein, Jazz Producer
Courtesy of Julie Skarratt



Jazz Interlude Concert
Mulgrew Miller on Piano, and the Jazz Interlude Ensemble
Courtesy of Julie Skarratt



Jazz Interlude Concert
Jeremy Pelt on Trumpet, Bob Cranshaw on Bass
Courtesy of Julie Skarratt



Jazz Interlude Concert
Jeremy Pelt, Bob Cranshaw on Bass
Courtesy of Julie Skarratt



Jazz Interlude Concert
Roy Haynes on Drums
Courtesy of Julie Skarratt






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