Friday, October 5, 2018

Lecture by Jason Moran,
jazz pianist, composer and interdisciplinary artist

Join us and explore a riveting lecture on the archive of jazz clubs and spots in New York by MacArthur Fellow and Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center, Jason Moran. Moran is a jazz pianist, composer, and interdisciplinary artist interested in performing and retelling histories of black music. Born in Houston, Texas, Moran earned a degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Moran’s body of work is actively shaping the storied histories of jazz as he continues to collaborate with icon visual artists and musicians.

Time: – 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: NYU Law School, D’Agostino Hall Room: Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street (Between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)

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Jason Moran is a jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist. He is the artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and he currently teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has produced fifteen albums and six film soundtracks, including scores for Ava DuVernay’s Selma and 13th. The 2010 MacArthur fellow has collaborated with various visual artists and performing artists, including Stan Douglas, Theaster Gates, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Adam Pendleton, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker. He was a 2015 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller. Jason Moran received a B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music. His additional recordings as a leader include Soundtrack to Human Motion, The Bandwagon: Live at the Village Vanguard, Artist in Residence, and TEN, among others. A book titled, Jason Moran, was published in conjunction with the Walker Art Center’s 2018 exhibition. The book looks at the artist’s practice and his collaborative works in the art. Essays by curators, artists, musicians and art historians, plus an interview and photo essay by Moran frames his story. Supplemented by sections documenting the creation of Moran’s mixed-media “set sculptures” including STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1, STAGED: Three Deuces (both 2015) and STAGED: Slugs (2018), this book frames Moran's interest in the archive of jazz.


Co-sponsored by Tisch School of the Arts
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and the
Department of Photography & Imaging



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