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Jazz Interlude Gala to Honor Spike Lee and Mera and Donald Rubell on December 12


The Museum of Modern Artís 2012 Jazz Interlude, a benefit gala dinner and live music performance, will honor artist and filmmaker Spike Lee, and philanthropists Mera and Donald Rubell on December 12. The black-tie benefit includes an elegant cocktail reception in the Museum, followed by a seated dinner and live performance by jazz musician Terence Blanchard, whose work has been featured in Spike Lee films such as 25th Hour (2002), When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006), and Miracle at St. Anna (2008). The event concludes with an after-party and performance by jazz artist Jason Moran and the Bandwagon featuring Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits, with special guest Ravi Coltrane. The eveningís music is produced by George Wein and Jason Moran.

The 2012 Jazz Interlude event chair is Sherry B. Bronfman, who is joined by co-chairs Eboni S. Gates, and Noel Hankin. Honorary co-chairs are Agnes Gund, Tonya Lewis Lee, and David Rockefeller, Jr. Past honorees of the benefit have included Elizabeth Catlett, Roland and Lois Betts, Agnes Gund, David Rockefeller Jr., George Wein, Dorothy Cullman, and Camille Cosby.


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