The Studio Museum’s Thelma Golden, Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter, and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, MoMA were attendance at the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) 2012 Jazz Interlude, a benefit gala. The dinner and live music performance, honored artist and filmmaker Spike Lee, and philanthropists Mera & Donald Rubell on December 12, 2012.
The black-tie benefit included 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 concluded 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 evening’s music was produced by George Wein and Jason Moran.