The NCMA’s jazz series celebrates the transcendent power of one of America’s greatest exports to the world, its African American origins, and jazz’s intersections with other musical genres.
Now in its second season, the Museum’s Thursday evening concert series allows attendees to experience a musical palette that centers on the improvisational spirit of traditional jazz but also includes the rhythms, harmonies, and grooves of smooth jazz, funk, soul, R&B, fusion, bebop, and more. This season’s lineup features nine Grammy winners and two Grammy-nominated artists. All concerts are held in the award-winning Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park and begin at 7 pm. Gates open at 5:30 pm.
2023 Season Lineup
- June 1
Kirk Whalum and Chanté Moore
- June 8
Lalah Hathaway and PJ Morton
- June 22
Robert Glasper and Samara Joy
- June 29
Sheila E. and Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
- July 13
An Evening with Kenny G
- July 20
Take 6 and Chrisette Michele
Tickets go on sale February 9 at 10 am for members and February 10 at 10 am for nonmembers.
Season 1 (2022)
- Ledisi Sings Nina with special guest Al Strong
- Jonathan Butler with special guest Avery Sunshine
- Take 6 with special guest Najee
- Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble with special guest Veronica Swift