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MoCA Some Noise | Open Mic Night

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Join us for an Open Mic night at MoCA Westport featuring acoustic music, poetry, and slam poetry on Friday, March 8th at 6:30 PM! Everyone is invited to participate and attend. Get […]

Heida Competition Alum Stephanie Tang Returns with the Paddington Trio

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Click here for tickets. Heida Competition alum pianist Stephanie Tang to return to Westport with the Paddington Trio: Don't miss an evening of wonderful chamber music! Featuring works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schubert as […]

Performing Arts at MoCA: Frederic Chiu & David Gonzalez

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

 Come as early as 6:30 PM to check out the current exhibition. Purchase tickets here. The Carnival of the Animals is a musical suite composed by the French composer Camille […]

J.Y. Park Piano Competition

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

About the Competition The Ninth Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition, generously supported by the Jumy Foundation, is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition, to be held Saturday, April 13, […]

Poetry Workshop with Westport Poet Laureate, Jessica McEntee

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

April is National Poetry Month, and Westport's Poet Laureate, Jessie McEntee, will join us on Friday, April 19 at 6:00p-8:00p. During this one-hour meeting, she'll lead you through a generative […]

MoCA Some Noise | Open Mic Night: Poetry Month Special

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Join us for an Open Mic night at MoCA Westport featuring acoustic music, poetry, and slam poetry on Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM! Everyone is invited to participate and attend. Get […]

Performing Arts at MoCA: Natalia Kazaryan

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Come as early as 6:30 PM to purchase a drink and check out the current exhibition. Purchase tickets here. About Natalia Kazaryan: From Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, pianist Natalia Kazaryan has […]

Artisan Marketplace: Spring Edition

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Join us on May 4th, from 12pm to 4pm at MoCA Westport to celebrate local artisans’ talent and creativity. This event transcends a mere marketplace; it’s an immersive experience fostering […]

Performing Arts at MoCA: Herlin Riley – Jazz at Lincoln Center

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Register now! Come as early as 6:30 PM to purchase a drink and check out the current exhibition. Herlin Riley is a native of New Orleans. He’s a member of a New Orleans musical family (The Lastie Family). Today he’s considered to be one of the most premier and prolific drummers in the world today. The range of his musical experiences makes the demand for his drumming skills a first call for performers, recording artist and teaching engagements. Herlin started on the drums when he was three. He played trumpet through high school but went back to drums after college. Soon afterwards he began getting more calls to play drums than trumpet. In the early 80’s Herlin switched to playing the drums exclusively and was called to London, Australia and Europe to play in a 1920’s style musical called “One Mo Time“. Immediately following, he got the call to play with trumpeter Al Hirt. After leaving Hirt’s band he spent 5 years with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. In 1988 Herlin was invited to play with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, which augmented to a septet and later became The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. As a member of The LCJO, Riley played a large roll in developing the drum parts for Wynton Marsalis’s Pulitzer Prize–winning recording “Blood On The Fields“. Herlin has also played and/or recorded with Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste, George Benson, Dr Lonnie Smith, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Ruth Brown, Dr John, Cubanismo, McCoy Tyner, John Clayton, Dee Daniels, Ambrose Akinmusire, Junko Onishi, Yutaka Shiina, Rufus Reid, Ellis Marsalis, Steve Turre, Terence Blanchard, Nicolas Payton, Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Victor Goines, Clifford Lamb and many more. Riley has collaborated with two other New Orleans drummers (Shannon Powell and Jason Marsalis) to form a group called The New Orleans Groove Masters. In 2020 The Groove Master recorded a single entitled “Get Back” during the Covid 19 pandemic. Herlin Riley is also an educator and lecturer in jazz drumming and percussion. Herlin was an adjunct professor at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Chicago, The Juilliard School of Music in New York and The University of New Orleans jazz studies program. He has four recordings as a leader “Watch What You’re Doing” & “Cream Of The Crescent” on the Criss Cross Jazz label and “New Direction” & Perpetual Optimism” on the Mack Avenue label. Herlin Riley is the featured artist in the book and video titled “New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming. In addition he wrote the forward to the book ” Drumsville The Evolution Of The New Orleans Beat“, written by Robert H. Cataliotti. […]

Performing Arts at MoCA: Sean Lee & John Bitoy

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT, United States

Register now! Come as early as 6:30 PM to purchase a drink and check out the current exhibition. Joining forces, Sean Lee & John Bitoy pair up to give a […]

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