Jason Moran (solo): CelebratinG willie pickens and muhal richard abrams
Sunday, september 30, 8:00-9:00pm
The solo performance by Jason Moran is a special additional program in this year's Festival. A ticket is required to attend. Tickets are $15 and will be available through the Logan Center Box Office (online or in person) beginning on September 17, 2018. There will be a limited number of free tickets available on the day of the performance.
The work of jazz pianist, composer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist JASON MORAN is grounded in musical composition, yet bridges the visual and performing arts through stagecraft. Moran is known for using personal experience to create dynamic musical compositions that challenge the conventional form of the medium. His experimental approach to art-making embraces the intersection of objects and sound, pushing beyond the traditional staged concert or sculpture/drawing to amplify ways that both are inherently theatrical.
Moran recorded first with Greg Osby and debuted as a band leader with the 1999 album Soundtrack to Human Motion. Since then, he has released eight other albums—solo; with his trio The Bandwagon; or leading other ensembles—and appeared in about 30 albums as a sideman. Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th is scored by Moran. Moran has begun his own label, Yes Records. He has garnered much critical acclaim and won a number of awards, including a 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.