Renowned Jazz pianist Jason Moran presents a Fats Waller Dance Party
featuring vocalist/bassist MeShell Ndegeocello during his residency at the SF Jazz Center
Franklin and Fell Streets on Friday, May 3 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $30 to $50
For more event and ticket information, please visit www.sfjazz.org
An ambitiously creative musician who frequently collaborates with artists in film and dance, pianist Jason Moran is jazz's wild card, a probing conceptualist who transforms everything he touches into a bracingly contemporary statement. His music combines jagged, kinetic expressionism and unabashed romanticism, bristling with ideas lifted from some of the less explored corners of the jazz piano pantheon. As a Resident Artistic Director, the multi-faceted Moran is performing in a wide-ranging array of settings. Moran’s historical engagement can be seen in the West Coast premiere of his Fats Waller project, a collaboration with renowned bassist and vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello. Rather than interpreting Waller’s ebulliently swinging songbook directly, Moran breaks down melodies and riffs and then “the band built on those fragments, in rhythms coming out of 1960s-and-beyond dance music: Motown, house, hip-hop,” the New York Times reported.
This night will be a raucous party with an open dance floor and copious quantities of fun.
This event is co-sponsored by KPFA