09/28/10

Jazz Pianist Jason Moran Awarded MacArthur Grant

Pianist to receive $500,000 over five years

The MacArthur Foundation has announced 23 winners of its prestigious award granted to innovative thinkers and artists in the fields of science, medicine, education and the arts. Among the winners of the so-called “genius grant” was jazz pianist Jason Moran, whose cross-genre collaborations have investigated the root of American music and the work of the great jazz masters like Thelonious Monk. Among the jazz musicians who have received the grant in previous years are Regina Carter, John Zorn, Miguel Zenon, Ornette Coleman and Reginald Robinson.

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Jason Moran backstage at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Jason Moran performs with the Bandwagon at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
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Jason Moran performs with Bandwagon at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
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Moran has a heavy-duty performance schedule over the next few months, appearing with his own Bandwagon trio as well as with Charles Lloyd.

Here are his performance dates in 2010:

Sept 30 – St. Paul, MN – Dakota Jazz Club (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Oct 5-10 – New York, NY – Village Vanguard (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 2 – Quebec City, Canada – Quebec City Jazz Festival (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Oct 13 – New York, NY – Cornelia Street Cafe (w/ Alan Hampton Band)

Oct 14-17 – New York, NY – The Jazz Standard (w/ Bunky Green & Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Apex)

Oct 21 – Houston, TX – Discovery Green (Jason Moran solo)

Oct 23 – Cork, Ireland – Cork Jazz Festival (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 25 – Amsterdam, Holland – Bimhuis (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 26-27 – Berlin, Germany – A-Trane (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 29 – Rotterdam, Holland – Lantaren/Venster (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel Hall (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Oct 31 – Belgrade, Serbia – Dom Omladine (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 1 – London, England – London Jazz Festival (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 2-4 – Paris, France – Duc des Lombards (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 6 – Torino, Italy – Sala Concerti Del Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 9 – Verona, Italy – Panic Jazz Club (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 10 – Marostica, Italy – Panic Jazz Club (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 11 – Milan, Italy – Blue Note Jazz Club (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 12 – Zagreb, Croatia – ZKM (Jason Moran & The Bandwagon)

Nov 16 – Barcelona, Spain – Auditori (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 17 – London, England – London Jazz Festival (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 18 – Guimaraes, Portugal – Guimaraes Jazz Festival (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 20 – Padova, Italy – Padova Jazz Festival (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 22 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Manzoni (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 24 – Hamburg, Germany (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 25 – Oldenburg, Germany (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 27 – Wroclaw, Poland – Wroclaw Jazz Festival (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 28 – Neuberg, Germany (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Nov 30 – Munich, Germany (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

Dec 2 – Vienna, Austria – Konzerthaus (w/ Charles Lloyd New Quartet)

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