The Transformations Suite

An urgent jazz + spoken word performance that provides a sonic bridge between the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements

The Transformations Suite

April 14, 2017

8:00 - 9:30 pm

MOCA Cleveland 11400 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

Created by Juilliard-trained pianist and composer, Samora Pinderhughes, The Transformations Suite is a large-scale composition that combines jazz instrumentals and spoken word to paint a picture of the current state of social inequality and injustice in the United States. The Suite connects contemporary issues, such as the prison industrial complex and the Black Lives Matter movement, with the history of revolutionary movements of color, building a bridge between the past and the future.

Pinderhughes has performed at venues including the White House, the Blue Note, the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Film Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Carnegie Hall, and has toured internationally with artists including Branford Marsalis, Christian Scott, Jose James, and Emily King.

Tickets: MOCA Members $15, Tri-C Staff, Students and Non-Members $20


Deidre McPherson, Curator of Public Programs, 216-658-6930