Public Program

Musical Performance: Stop, Look and Listen!: Jazz on the Lawn

The Menil Collection and DACAMERA present Stop, Look and Listen!, a socially-distanced, outdoor concert on the Menil’s North Lawn near the main entrance. Enjoy an afternoon listening to live jazz with the Jalen Baker Quartet (Jalen Baker, vibraphone; Gavin Moolchan, drums; Sam Reid, piano; Corey Dozier, bass).

The concert will take place on the front lawn of the Menil Collection at 1533 Sul Ross Street, between Mandell and Mulberry Streets. Visitors are invited to bring picnics and blankets to enjoy on the grass; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to abide by the Menil Collection’s COVID-19 safety protocols by maintaining social distance (at least 6 feet between each household) and wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth unless eating or drinking. All other Menil green space policies apply. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.

About the artist:

Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Houston, Jalen Baker is a vibraphonist, percussionist, educator, and composer with early training in both classical and jazz. He is a graduate of Houston’s HSPVA and Columbia College Chicago. While studying in Chicago, he distinguished himself as a jazz vibraphonist and received accolades including outstanding soloist at the Notre Dame and Elmhurst Jazz Festivals. He was one of two students chosen to represent Columbia at the Arcevia Jazz Festival in Italy and was chosen as a Ravinia Festival Jazz Fellow in 2018. Jalen Baker was recently the featured guest with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra.

About the series:

Stop, Look and Listen! is a series of free chamber music and jazz concerts presented at the Menil Collection by Da Camera of Houston. These museum concerts feature unconventional, interactive formats and fun, adventurous musical selections, often developed in response to specific exhibitions.

Plan ahead to visit the Menil Collection before or after the concert by reserving your free timed entry at menil.org/welcomeback.