Pianist and Composer
Jason Moran is a pianist, composer, and bandleader who mines a variety of musical styles to create adventurous, genre-crossing jazz performances. Moran’s signature style marries established classical, blues, and jazz techniques with the musical influences of his generation, including funk, hip-hop, and rock. In addition to leading his long-running ensemble, Bandwagon, Moran has frequently collaborated with visual and performing artists and incorporated new technology in imaginative multimedia performances. In 2014, he was named artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center. He was a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, a 2015 Grammy nominee (Best Jazz Instrumental Album), and composed the score for the feature film Selma (2014).