* Jason Moran & The Bandwagon + Ingrid Laubrock, Black Stars

November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center - Family Theater
2700 F St NW
DC 20566
$29 - $49

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.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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