“Jazz at MOCA” is MOCA’s free outdoor concert series in-person on the last Friday of every month. MOCA is pleased to present The Big Sound Orchestra.
The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is Downtown Miami’s resident professional big band, a project formed as a collaboration of musicians from Miami’s diverse musical communities. This group is comprised of Miami-based musicians who have performed and toured with the likes of Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Jon Secada, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chayanne, Ray Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers among many other artists.
Led by trumpeter/flugelhornist Pete Francis, bassist/composer Rafael Valencia, and vocal artist Lourdes Valentin, the band delivers its own brand of contemporary Miami-style big band music.