Skip to main content

Ladder to the Moon, Redux

A concert of original music inspired by the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe performed by the FluteDaddy Chamber Jazz Sextet.

Georgia O'Keeffe Dark Iris

Thursday, Sept 10, 2015

In our second-floor permanent collection galleries

Galleries will be open to patrons at 6:00p
Doors open at 6:50p for seating
Concert begins at 7:00p

This concert is a reprise of the popular Ladder To The Moon concert with new music added. FluteDaddy will repeat audience favorites and premiere additional compositions and all new arrangements played in Chamber Jazz style – a fusion of jazz, pop and orchestral music. The FluteDaddy Chamber Jazz sextet, led by flutist and composer Joseph Liberti, features keyboardist Jana Lee Ross, guitarist Alan Joseph, cellist Norah Joy Clydesdale, bassist Marc Neihof and percussionist Stefan Flores.


The Ladder To The Moon project, named after an O’Keeffe painting, was created by The Art Of Jazz, a group whose mission is to support and promote art by engaging and inspiring people.

Non-Member $25/FAC Member $20


Here more in this recent KCME Culture Zone feature (mp3):


Georgia O’Keeffe, Dark Iris No. 1
1927, Oil on Canvas, Anonymous gift, FA1954.4
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Been there, done that?

Joseph Liberti says: “If you enjoyed the first concert, come back for new music and new sounds.

While the melodies and themes of the music are the same, each piece has been re-arranged to add the rich voice of cello to the harmonies and new texture to the rhythms. We will also play new O’Keeffe-inspired originals, and of course with jazz improvisation no two performances are ever the same. The sextet will play two short sets with an intermission. Complimentary viewing of the exhibit is included.”

 What people had to say about the July concert

“We were delighted by the concert. The program was extraordinary and should have been a live recording. Each and every musician was superb. Each selection was tied to the other by progressing through Georgia’s phases of life. Your commentary was excellent and made each piece come alive.” PK

 “It was a terrific concert. Everyone loved the music. I hope you can do it again and also look forward to a recording.” KL

“Thank you for giving us such a fabulous evening of entertainment. Everyone in our party loved it .” ET

“Sorry to miss your show. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews from everyone I spoke with who attended! I do hope you have a repeat performance!” JO


Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society