04/23/13

SFJAZZ Center to Present Jason Moran Residency May 2-5

Pianist will be accompanied by skateboarders for two shows

Pianist Jason Moran will perform a four-night residency at the new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco next week, May 2-5. For the first performance, 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd, Moran will play solo. The following night, also at 7:30, will be a Fats Waller Dance Party with Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello

For the shows on the 4th and 5th, also 7:30, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon will perform alongside live skateboarding. The group will play while the skaters ride a custom-made half pipe on the main floor of the auditorium, in front of the stage. According to the venue, this is the first time a custom-built ramp will be installed in a performing arts center.

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Lee Mergner

Jason Moran performs with Bandwagon at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Skaters include Bay Area pros Ben Gore, Jake Johnson, Dave Abair, Alex Wolslagel, Adrian Williams, Justin Gastelum, Billy Roper and Jake Johnson.

For more information, visit SFJAZZ or call 866-920-5299.

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