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Jason Moran and The Bandwagon

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    Jason Moran on Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

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    Jason Moran discusses Carmen Lundy



Biography

Since his emergence on the music scene in the late 1990s, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. In almost every category that matters--improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique, and experimentation--Mr. Moran and his group The Bandwagon, with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, have challenged the status quo. A graduate of New York's Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Moran was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2010 and was named the 2015 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland, Marian McPartland, and many others.
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon