Some musicians are of such a caliber that once they are in town we want to hear as much as possible from them. The outstanding pianist and composer’s last visit to Oslo Jazzfestival was back in 2014 at Victoria National Jazzscene. At this year’s festival you have the opportunity to experience him with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra Thursday August 18th., and solo acoustic on Wednesday August 17th.
Jason Moran has been one of USAs prominent jazz musicians over the past 20 years. Not only through his work with the iconic trio The Bandwagon, but also as a pioneer, composer, curator and artist. Moran’s performances with Cassandra Wilson, Charles Lloyd, and the late Sam Rivers reveal the scope of Moran’s partnerships and music-making. He’s also worked with visual artists Adrian Piper, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Adam Pendleton, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Stan Douglas, and others and has had exhibitions at MOMA and The Whitney Museum.
This evening at MUNCH, the audience will have an extraordinary experience, sitting in a circle around Jason Moran and his elegant playing on the grand piano, surrounded by Edvard Munch's iconic paintings. A truly unique art and music experience.