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Not Your Traditional Jazz Brunch featuring John Maurice Restrepo

Jun 22, 2024
11:00 am  -  1:00 pm
Members: Free
Non-Members: $18

Youth: $6

Add-on experience with Shakira Hunt: $7

Cost includes Museum admission.

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Drop by the Museum for a mimosa or Bloody Mary and light brunch bites on the Terrace, weather permitting, or inside East Court. Each week will feature a different jazz duo or group in a fun, casual, and social setting. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Ahead of brunch, join exhibiting artist Shakira Hunt and wellness educator Jade Javon in our sculpture garden for a calming yoga and meditation session followed by a unique “plant play” activity, where participants can create their own pressed flower art. Reconnect with nature, center your mind, and expand your creativity. $7 add-on experience. Yoga mats not provided.

John Maurice Restrepo, a prolific saxophonist, is renowned for his versatility across multiple instruments, including soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, flute, and clarinet. His career includes leading his own groups: The John Maurice Restrepo Quartet and Trios, and the JazzCumbia Project, as well as a lengthy tenure with the Welfare Poets, and collaborations with esteemed acts such as Blitz the Ambassador, The Scofflaws, Public Enemy, Fat Cat Big Band, Interplay Jazz Orchestra, Robert Lepley, Linda Cusumano, and Rob Murat.

A product of New York University and The City College of New York (B.F.A 2020), Restrepo has cultivated his craft under the mentorship of jazz luminaries including Arturo O’Farrill, Ralph Lalama, Rich Perry, Ron McClure, David Murray, and Ray Santos.

Leading his own quartet, Restrepo performs on stages across Long Island, NYC, and the tri-state area, including renowned venues such as Fat Cat, Treme, Club Bonafide, Flute Bar, and many others. Establishing and nurturing a weekly residency and jam session at Tap and Barrel from 2015 to 2021, John Maurice and his Quartet have solidified their status as one of Long Island’s most dynamic jazz ensembles. Currently, John enjoys regular performances with his quartet and trios at Ornithology, Primi Italian Steakhouse, Fiction, and other notable venues. For more intimate settings, he performs his regular duo gigs at places like Madiran the Wine Bar, Brasserie Cassis, and various other fine establishments.