Join us for BGC Late: Jazz in the Gallery (the series formerly known as First Wednesdays)! Enjoy cool jazz, warm vibes, and a glass of wine; and see our fascinating exhibition Eileen Gray. At 6pm Gene Perla and the fantastic musicians he brings together, Tim Hagans on the trumpet, Lew Tabackin on the saxophone, and Allison Miller on the drums start playing. Free tours of the exhibition will be offered by gallery educators.

More BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery

Thursday, March 5
Breaking Ground: Architecture, Gender, Activism
Curated by Jane Hall and Esther Choi

Thursday, May 7
Black Art and Activism in Early-20th-Century Paris
Curated by Joshua I. Cohen
With Felix Germain, Meleko Mokgosi, and Jennifer M. Wilks

Thursday, June 4
Collaboration to Independence in the Work of Eileen Gray: E 1027 to Tempe à Pailla
Curated by Jan Greben
With Caroline Constant and Mary McLeod

Music for BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery is guest curated by musician Gene Perla. Perla was raised in New Jersey where he studied classical piano and trombone. After attending Berklee School of Music, he moved to New York and began his musical career as a jazz bassist. He has performed and/or recorded with Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Stone Alliance, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and others. In the early 1970s he formed music publishing and record companies, and his group “Stone Alliance” traveled to South America and Europe, through which he developed experience in management and booking. Perla is also a Broadway sound designer (Tony Award for City of Angels), has expertise in recording studio operations, and is the webmaster for the Jazz Education Network.