With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.


Solo Piano and then some: A Series of Chamber Jazz Performances - Not every pianist is a solo-pianist (or even a duet performer) ; the transparent, exposed nature of the form dictates a sensitivity to rhythmic and coloristic virtuosity that is quite above the demands of other performing situations. This 8-week series highlighted outstanding keyboardists in both solo and duo framework. Nestled within the Museum's smaller gallery, each recital was an intimate musical experience in the most intimate context jazz has to offer.