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Charleston Jazz and the Gibbes Museum of Art Present ‘The Art of Jazz’ with Duda Lucena

June 14, 2017 / The Gibbes Museum of Art / 135 Meeting Street

CHARLESTON, SC (June 7, 2017), Charleston Jazz is partnering with the Gibbes Museum of Art to present ‘The Art of Jazz,’ a summer series of music inspired by the current works on view at The Gibbes. The first concert will feature the Duda Lucena Trio, taking place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Gibbes Museum of Art.During the ‘Art of Jazz’ summer series, featured musicians like Lucena will play music inspired by specific art collections or works currently exhibited at the Gibbes, making it a visual and auditory experience. Lucena chose a nature-oriented collection of watercolor paintings by naturalist Mark Catesby on view in the exhibition Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas to inspire his jazz performance.

“We are so pleased to partner with the Gibbes Museum to offer this series of concerts inspired by fine art and expressed through jazz music,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, Executive Director at Charleston Jazz. “Creative collaborations like this are a key part of the art renaissance blossoming right now in Charleston.”

“The inclusion of performing arts in our programming provides a unique perspective on the works of art on view at the Gibbes,” said Lasley Steever, Director of Programs and Digital Engagement at the Gibbes. “Music and the visual arts have always had a complementary relationship. Partnerships like these allow for new interpretations and introduce new audiences. We’re delighted to be working with Charleston Jazz on this summer series.”

Tickets for ‘The Art of Jazz’ are available at www.charlestonjazz.wpengine.com. Pricing is $15 for Gibbes Museum of Art members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students and faculty (with valid ID). The ticket price includes the jazz concert and museum admission. The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401.

About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.

About The Gibbes Museum of Art:
Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.

About Duda Lucena
Duda Lucena began composing music at the age of 12 and began working as a professional musician performing in the most renowned theaters in his hometown of Recife, Brazil. Now, after 5 years of living in Charleston, SC, he is recognized as a pivotal force in Brazilian jazz music on the local scene. Throughout his life, Lucena has been influenced by and performed with musicians from North and South America and Europe and performed throughout Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.