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Pianist Jason Moran’s main vehicle for expression over the last two decades has been the Bandwagon trio, featuring the thundering bassist Tarus Mateen and gale-force drummer Nasheet Waits. The group has created a vast array of works: tributes to Thelonious Monk and James Reese Europe, high-concept multimedia installations and — most of all — a singular brand of contemporary post-bop.
The trio celebrates its 20th anniversary with a series of performances this season at the Kennedy Center. The first features a collaboration with the saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, a celebrated free-improvising musician, who assumes the role played by Sam Rivers on the 2001 Bandwagon album Black Stars. Two separate sets at 7 and 9 p.m.