Date(s) - 11/23/2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
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NOTE: Due to language and adult content, this show is suitable for mature audiences only.
“When Jason Moran performs with his trio, Bandwagon, these days, he engages in a ritual that befits one of the most independent minds now working in jazz.” — The New York Times
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon
In the spirit of last season’s collaboration with San Francisco’s skateboarding community, pianist and Resident Artistic Director Jason Moran presents another inventive setting for his music that breaks down barriers between jazz and other artistic disciplines, brilliantly showing how they can intersect and create sublime new forms of expression. For this uproarious night, Moran’s Bandwagon band with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits are joined by two of the brightest lights in standup comedy, Faizon Love and Marina Franklin. Actor and comic Faizon Love has headlined comedy clubs and theaters across the country, appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and IFC’s Dinner For Five. He co-starred on director Robert Townsend’s popular sitcom The Parent ‘Hood for four seasons and gained stardom for his role as Big Worm in F. Gary Gray and rapper Ice Cube’s blockbuster comedy, Friday. Marina Franklin is a buzz-worthy young comic who has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on Comedy Central with The Daily Show regular John Oliver. She has recently been selected by comedian Wanda Sykes to appear on Herlarious for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.
About Jason Moran
An ambitiously creative musician who won DownBeat magazine’s triple crown for Jazz Artist, Pianist and Album of the Year in 2011, Jason Moran is jazz’s wild card, a probing conceptualist who transforms everything he touches into a bracingly contemporary statement. Recipient of the coveted MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2010 and the new Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz, the 37-year-old pianist has developed at an exponential rate in the company of his supremely flexible quartet the Bandwagon, honing an approach that soaks up influences and reconfigures them to suit his own exacting needs. As a Resident Artistic Director, the multi-faceted Moran is performing in a wide-ranging array of settings.
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