Jason Moran - Piano Solo

Jazz Piano
© Clay Patrick McBride
© Clay Patrick McBride

To attend this Elbphilharmonie concert, reservations must be made in advance.

Jason Moran doesn’t need any note sheets when he sits down on a piano stool. “My repertoire has developed from the moment I started playing the piano. It’s growing and growing inside your head and becomes one with you. During a concert I merely retrieve these compositions,” the Afro-American jazz pianist says. They might be pieces by his teachers Jaki Byard and Andrew Hill as well as classics by his honoured model Thelonious Monk or his own compositions.

Moran was classically trained, possesses an open musical view and is regarded as one of the best and most creative jazz musicians in the USA. Since Moran released his first album in 1999 on Blue Note Records he has been plastered with euphoric reviews. Within the last 18 months Moran has released four albums with the label Yes Records. He also wrote soundtracks, for “Selma” among others, a film about the fight of civil rights activists in the 60s.