A Jazz music and culture series at Syracuse University features Jason Moran as both lecture guest and performer Friday.
You probably think of Jason Moran as a somewhat modern, inventive jazz pianist. But that’s not exactly how he sees himself … at least not according to what longtime jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld heard in an interview.
“He said something like, 'I don’t want you to think of me as a jazz pianist, I want you to think of me as an urban performance artist who happens to play jazz on piano.'”