Sat, February 7, 2015
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2015-02-07 8:00 pm
Jason Moran: the Rauschenberg Project at Da Camera Jazz Series at Wortham Theater Center
MacArthur “genius grant” recipient and native Houstonian Jason Moran has attained world-wide renown as a daring pianist, composer and creator of original projects including the Fats Waller Dance Party and the Whitney Biennial residency BLEED. Moran returns to Houston to create The Rauschenberg Project, an exploration of the work of visual artist Robert Rauschenberg, commissioned by Da Camera. Rauschenberg, a fellow Texan, has been a major influence on Moran’s work. For this multimedia project, Jason Moran expands his celebrated trio, The Bandwagon, to include some of Houston’s leading jazz musicians.
“The city of Houston serves as a muse…This project allows me to return home and give back to Houston what it has given me. Rauschenberg says ‘The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.’ This piece echoes his sentiment.” – Jason Moran
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas