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Jason Moran Exhibition Premieres at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The pianist's first solo art show, which runs through January 5, features a performance series within sculptures meant to evoke classic NYC clubs

Jason Moran at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival
Jason Moran at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)

Jason Moran’s first solo museum exhibition, simply titled Jason Moran, opens today (September 20) at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, featuring the 44-year-old pianist and composer’s sculptures and drawings, as well as collaborations with visual artists and performances with musicians. The show runs through January 5.

Moran’s mixed-media sculptures, which operate as set pieces, pay tribute to three historic New York jazz venues: the Savoy Ballroom, the Three Deuces, and Slugs’ Saloon. Within these sculptures, the exhibition will feature a regular concert series called Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon. Among the musicians scheduled to take part are such esteemed artists as Archie Shepp (on September 27 and 28), Fay Victor (October 18 and 19), Oliver Lake (October 25 and 26), Onyx Collective (November 1 and 2), Jamire Williams (November 8 and 9), Cecil McBee (November 15 and 16), Joanne Brackeen (November 22 and 23), Michela Marino Lerman’s Love Movement (December 6 and 7), and Tiger Trio (January 3 and 4).

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