Jason Moran (US)
This concert was originally planned in the realm of Leuven Jazz 2020 (in a double bill with Kandace Springs, rescheduled to Oct 30) but was postponed due to the coronavirus. All ticketholders were notified personally.
The new concert date remains subject to potential further security measures. All new ticket applications will, therefore, be put on a waiting list. As soon as there's more certainty about the organisation of this new concert, applicants will be contacted (in order of receipt) to proceed with their purchase.
Jason Moran will visit Leuven for the first time! The Texas-born pianist (°1975) has an incomparable style. He masters all techniques, has an expressive style and unlimited energy and brings a unique and extremely varied repertoire.
He started playing the piano at the age of 6. At 13, he became fascinated by jazz and the sounds of Thelonious Monk, his first big role model. At the age of 22, as a senior student at the Manhattan School of Music, he was invited by saxophonist Greg Osby for his European tour, the start of a long-lasting collaboration. This also meant his breakthrough and got him a contract with Blue Note Records. Since then, he has played with Charles Lloyd, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Steve Coleman, Stefon Harris and many others.
With his crystal-clear and percussive style and his roaring-thirties look he captivates the audience's attention effortlessly. Moran is on the right of avant-garde and on the left of mainstream. He honours traditions, but he also has a keen feeling of what's 'hip' in these postmodern times. With loads of musical flair, he conquers the jazz stages all over the world.
- “Moran is the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” (Rolling Stone)
- “Moran is like no other pianist at work. His improvisations are dynamic, eruptive, keyed to the compositions at hand.” (Village Voice)“
- …one of the most independent minds now working in jazz.” (The New York Times)