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Jason Moran & The Bandwagon
1111 SW Broadway
Nov. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. In almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – Moran, and his group The Bandwagon, have challenged the status quo, and earned the reputation as “the future of jazz.”
Moran’s debut recording as a leader, Soundtrack to Human Motion, was released in 1999 to great critical praise. Ben Ratliff of The New York Times named it the best album of the year and the Jazz Journalists Association awarded it “Best Debut Recording.” Since then, he has released 11 more critically acclaimed albums under his name, and has appeared on more than 30 other recordings as a sideman. Moran has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland, Marian McPartland, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Von Freeman, Lee Konitz, Chris Potter, Jenny Scheinman, Christian McBride and many others. Along the way, Moran has also scored multiple film projects, won numerous awards and commissions, and pieces of his music are in the collections of both the MOMA and Whitney Museum of American Art.
“Jason Moran [is] shaping up to be the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” – Rolling Stone