Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Pianist and composer Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and trendsetter for new directions in jazz. Rolling Stone calls him “the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” It’s that incomparable talent and unyielding drive towards innovation that earned Moran a prestigious MacArther Genius Grant Fellowship and the title of Kennedy Center Artistic Director for jazz. A prolific composer, Moran released two albums in 2018: Looks of a Lot, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Center, and Music for Joan Jonas, a collaboration with performance artist Joan Jonas. The Los Angeles Times hails Moran as “a startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation. Moran will be joined on this concert date by guitarist Marvin Sewell.
Advanced Ticket Price: $36.75; Door Ticket Price: $42.00