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Artists to Curate New Performance Series at Kennedy Center

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Kennedy Center on Tuesday announced its 2015-16 season. One new series will feature a mix of classic and modern music, and cocktails allowed in the concert hall.
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New Sounds

Virtuosic Works for Winds and Piano

Monday, July 14, 2014

For this New Sounds, sample virtuoso works for piano and/or saxophone, including music from a set of duets by saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran. Composed by Lloyd and dedicated to his great-great-grandmother, who was taken from her home in south Mississippi at age 10 and sold to a slave-owner in Tennessee, the suite of pieces is something of a meditation about her life - the loss of her family, loneliness, dreams, sorrow, and songs to her newborn children.  It's eloquent, thorny, and heartfelt.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Winter Jazzfest

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill and pianist Jason Moran talk about the 10th anniversary of Winter Jazzfest. Threadgill makes his debut appearance at the 2014 NYC Winter Jazzfest with the world premiere of his Ensemble Double-Up on Saturday, January 11, at the historic Judson Church. Led by Threadgill, the ensemble features featuring pianists Moran and David Virelles, Curtis McDonald and Roman Filiu on altos, Christopher Hoffman on cello, Jose Davila on tuba and Craig Weinrib on trap drums. They'll perform “Old Locks and Irregular Verbs”, written to honor Threadgill’s dear friend and WJF esteemed past festival participant, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris.

Artist Stan Douglas and Jason Moran have collaborated on a new film installation "Luanda Kinshasa" at David Zwirner gallery January 9-February 22.

 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Big Ears, Big Mouths

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Goethe once said, "music starts where words end." But what about when the words continue and the music joins in? All Ears celebrates this overlap tonight at 10 pm.

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New Sounds

Collaborative Efforts

Sunday, June 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to "Tirtha," a collaboration between the South Indian guitarist Prasanna and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer.  Also, the venerable sax titan Charles Lloyd together with MacArthur “genius grant”-winning pianist Jason Moran, from a live performance on Soundcheck.  And more.

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New Sounds

Virtuosic Works for Winds and Piano

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, sample virtuoso works for piano and/or saxophone, including music from a set of duets by saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran. Composed by Lloyd and dedicated to his great-great-grandmother, who was taken from her home in south Mississippi at age 10 and sold to a slave-owner in Tennessee, the suite of pieces is something of a meditation about her life - the loss of her family, loneliness, dreams, sorrow, and songs to her newborn children.  It's eloquent, thorny, and heartfelt.

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New Sounds

Piano Solos and Ensembles

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hear from Nico Muhly's "I Drink The Air Before Me," on this New Sounds.  There's also music from Jason Moran's "Ten," which features some sampled sounds as well. Plus, Michael Formanek Quartet and the new "23 Neo" along with Donnacha Dennehy's "Reservoir" for solo piano, played by Isabelle O'Connor, and more.

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New Sounds

Collaborative Efforts

Friday, June 01, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll take a sneak peak at the forthcoming "Tirtha," a collaboration between the South Indian guitarist Prasanna   and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer.  Also, the venerable sax titan Charles Lloyd together with MacArthur “genius grant”-winning pianist Jason Moran, from a live performance on Soundcheck.  And more.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Musicians Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran begin their week-long residency at the Whitney Biennial on Wednesday. Download Jason Moran's song "Break Down," from the jazz pianist's album Artist In Residence.

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New Sounds

Kraftwerk Re-Covered

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For this New Sounds program, it's a step beyond your pocket calculator -we'll hear all sorts of arrangements of Kraftwerk songs. There'll be an acoustic version of "The Mirror Stage" featuring lutenist Josef van Wissem and guitarist Gary Lucas.

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New Sounds

Piano Solos and Ensembles

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hear from Nico Muhly's latest, "I Drink The Air Before Me," on this New Sounds.  There's also music from Jason Moran's "Ten," which features some sampled sounds as well. Plus, Michael Formanek Quartet and the new "23 Neo" along with Donnacha Dennehy's "Reservoir" for solo piano, played by Isabelle O'Connor, and more.

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New Sounds

Collaborative Efforts

Thursday, February 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll take a sneak peak at the forthcoming "Tirtha," a collaboration between the South Indian guitarist Prasanna   and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer.  Also, the venerable sax titan Charles Lloyd together with MacArthur “genius grant”-winning pianist Jason Moran, from a live performance on Soundcheck.  And more.

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New Sounds

John Schaefer's Top 10 of 2010

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

For this New Sounds program, John Schaefer throws his annual, highly subjective, completely opinionated list of the ten best new-music releases of 2010 into the ring. Listen to the contenders for this year: a chamber ensemble (ahem, feat. members of the National)  in collaboration with an indie vocalist, a Genius-award-winning jazz pianist and his trio, a classical ensemble with a rock rhythm section made of members from an influential post-rock band, a singer-speaker-storyteller with an alter-ego, an indie-classical song cycle for the same vocalist as mentioned above, and an unexpectedly beautiful combination of poetry, singer-songwriter and avant-jazz ensemble.  Plus some of the usual suspects...

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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Studio 360

Did some of our "Genius" rub off?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

$500,000 with absolutely no-strings-attached. The dreamiest fellowship of them all. It's that time of year and the MacArthur Foundation has announced its list of fellows. We noticed among the list of 'geniuses' a few past Studio 360 guests. Last spring Kurt Andersen spoke to David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme on HBO and last summer we were treated to a live in-studio performance from the jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. Way back in 2001, Kurt had a conversation with installation artist Jorge Pardo.

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Studio 360

July 4th Redesigned, Jason Moran

Friday, July 02, 2010

Studio 360 celebrates America's 234th birthday. We commission a makeover for Uncle Sam, and the indie band The Apples in stereo plays Kurt Andersen a new national anthem. Jazz pianist Jason Moran explains how he's influenced by everything from hip-hop to traditional quilts, and he plays live for us in the studio. Plus, music pioneer Laurie Anderson reveals some mysteries behind her new record Homeland.

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Studio 360

Musical Building Blocks

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the jazz piano are probably smoky late night bars and cool cats in fedoras.

But would you think of quilting?

Jason Moran does. Along with critical acclaim for ...

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Paul Motian, Jason Moran and Greg Osby

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The renowned jazz drummer teams up with pianist Jason Moran and saxophonist Greg Osby for a stint at the Village Vanguard this week. Download Motian's powerful new track "Cathedral Song."

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WNYC News

An Enchanted Evening of Music

Friday, May 01, 2009

Terrance McKnight and David Garland brought Evening Music to the new Greene Space stage Thursday night with live performances by some of the brightest lights of the classical, contemporary and new music scenes today: Simone Dinnerstein, Don Byron, Jason Moran, Ute Lemper, John Zorn, and Nico Muhly as well ...

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