Jason Moran (producer and piano) is Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center. Moran has recorded 16 solo albums, the most recent being The Sound Will Tell You. Within jazz, his multimedia tributes to Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, and James Reese Europe shifted the jazz paradigm, combining striking visuals, music, and history into masterful evening-length works.
Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. He co-owns Yes Records with his wife, singer and composer Alicia Hall Moran. Moran scored Ava Duvernay’s films Selma and The 13th and the HBO film adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. He is also a visual artist with paintings in the permanent collections of SFMOMA, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Moran currently teaches at the New England Conservatory.