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Charles Lloyd Quartet (L to R: Lloyd, Reuben Rogers, Jason Moran and Eric Harland)
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Jason Moran performing with his Bandwagon trio at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Jason Moran Bandwagon Trio (left to right): Nasheet Waits, Jason Moran and Tarus Mateen
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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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One of the most inventive pianists in modern jazz, Jason Moran grows in influence and stature each year. Born in 1975, Moran grew up in Houston. He started on the piano at 6 and was originally classically trained. At 13 he heard a recording of Thelonious Monk that inspired him to switch permanently to jazz. Moran attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After graduating, he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. He also studied privately with Muhal Richard Abrams and Andrew Hill. In 1997 while still in college, Moran toured Europe with Greg Osby’s group, becoming a member of the band for a couple of years and making his first recording on Osby’s 1997 album Further Ado for Blue Note.

Moran signed with Blue Note as a leader in 1999 and made his debut on Soundtrack to Human Motion. By the following year, he was leading a trio with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits that was named the Bandwagon. After recording a trio CD, the group became a quartet on its next CD with the inclusion of saxophonist Sam Rivers. Moran’s 2002 solo album Modernistic was highlighted by his deconstruction of James P. Johnson’s “You’ve Gotta Be Modernistic,” displaying Moran’s familiarity with earlier jazz styles even as he took them apart. Moran has continued recording as a leader but also has worked as a sideman with Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Lee Konitz, Von Freeman, Christian McBride, Ravi Coltrane and, most recently, Charles Lloyd.

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04/07/14    Concerts    By Bill Beuttler

Concert Review: Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party

12/24/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Robert Glasper and Jason Moran to Share NYC Bill Jan. 8

05/13/13    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Concert Review: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon in La Jolla

05/08/13    Albums    By Lloyd Sachs

Hagar's Song
Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran

01/14/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

15th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

12/10/12    Education    By Giovanni Russonello

Jason Moran: "To Connect to Every Moment"

11/01/12    News    By Beata Rybka

Jason Moran & Bandwagon Host Election Night Jam in DC

02/06/12    Concerts    By Bill Beuttler

Jason Moran & the Big Bandwagon: Boston, February 2, 2012

01/18/12    Before & After    By Thomas Conrad

Jason Moran Takes the Before & After Challenge

11/29/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

JFK Center Names Jason Moran Artistic Advisor for Jazz

10/26/11    Features    By Thomas Conrad

Dream Weavers: Charles Lloyd’s Piano Legacy

10/24/11    Features    By Ashley Kahn

Charles Lloyd: We Must Sing the Song

09/16/11    Concerts    By Matthew Dicker

Jason Moran at Bohemian Caverns, Washington, D.C.

09/05/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Detroit Jazz Festival, Day Two: Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Christian McBride & … Mother Nature!

08/08/11    Concerts    By Jeff Tamarkin

Caramoor Jazz Festival 2011

08/01/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

25th Red Sea International Jazz Festival Coming to Israel

07/10/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Caramoor International Music Festival Planned for Aug. 5-7

04/22/11    News    By Lee Mergner

Jazz Comes Back in Harlem

03/22/11    News    By Jason Rabin

Jason Moran Plays With Abstract Expressionism

January/February 2011    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

Critics’ Picks: Top 50 CDs

October 2010    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Jason Moran: In All Languages

09/28/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Jazz Pianist Jason Moran Awarded MacArthur Grant

09/12/10    Concerts    By Lee Mergner

20th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival

September 2010    Albums    By Ron Wynn

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Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

September 2010    Albums    By Ron Wynn

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01/08/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Conference of Performing Arts Presenters to Include Expanded Jazz Track

11/25/09    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Berlin Jazz Festival

Advertising    By JazzTimes

July/August 2010 Editorial and Advertising Highlights

04/13/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

New Documentary Explores Contemporary Jazz

04/01/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Headliners

06/28/08    Concerts    By Geoffrey Himes

Charles Lloyd Quartet at JVC - New York

January/February 2008    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

2007: The Year in Gigs

December 2006    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

The Thrill of Brazil

11/07/06    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Earshot Jazz Festival 2006

October 2006    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Artist in Residence
Jason Moran

October 2006    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Artist in Residence
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July/August 2006    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Nonstandards Fare: Jazz and Pop

06/04/06    Concerts    By David R. Adler

Rough Crossings with Jason Moran, Alicia Hall Moran and Simon Schama

11/08/05    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Earshot Jazz Festival 2005

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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part III

05/17/05    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Umbria Jazz Melbourne 05

March 2005    Albums    By Geoffrey Himes

Same Mother
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March 2005    Albums    By Geoffrey Himes

Same Mother
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01/12/05    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Barbados Jazz Festival 2005

01/11/05    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2005

January/February 2005    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

The Year in Gigs

October 2004    News    By Tad Hendrickson

The New Standards: Musicians Seek Fresh Songbook Material

October 2004    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

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Highs and Lows 2003

10/17/03    Concerts    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

Jason Moran Bandwagon at the Kennedy Center

September 2003    JT Notes    By Christopher Porter

At the Vanguard

September 2003    Features    By Nate Chinen

Jason Moran: Out Front

07/24/03    Concerts    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

Jason Moran and McCoy Tyner at UMD

07/08/03    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2003

03/23/03    Concerts    By Ira Gitler

Marian McPartland's 85th Birthday Celebration

January/February 2003    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

I Remember Chirpy

September 2002    Albums    By John Murph

Inner Circle
Greg Osby

12/07/01    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

"Made In America": An All-Star Jazz Benefit

November 2001    Albums    By Ron Wynn

Black Stars
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October 2000    Albums    By Peter Margasak

Facing Left
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March 2000    Albums    By Duck Baker

Soundtrack to Human Motion
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Soundtrack to Human Motion

Blue Note Records
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Black Stars

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Modernistic

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The Bandwagon

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Ivey-Divey

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Artist in Residence

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Same Mother

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