Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jason Moran to perform October 5
at Missouri History Museum

Confirming the news that showed up a few weeks ago on Pollstar, the Missouri History Museum has announced officially that they'll present a concert by jazz pianist Jason Moran (pictured) at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5 in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Museum's building in Forest Park.

St. Louis pianist, singer and saxophonist Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum will be the opening act, accompanied by Jeff Anderson on bass and Marty Morrison on drums. Moran will play a solo piano set of about 70 minutes, and also will meet and greet audience members at a post-concert reception. Considered one of the top young pianists in jazz, the 33-year-old Moran leads his own group, The Bandwagon, and has toured and recorded with jazz notables such as Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Lee Konitz, Von Freeman, Christian McBride and Ravi Coltrane.

The concert is part of the Missouri History Museum's "Urban Stories: Reflections of History" series, which "explores how artists - including an actor, a spoken word artist, a musician and an author - explore modern issues facing 21st-century urban dwellers."

Tickets for the Jason Moran concert are $7 for members of the History Museum and $10 for the general public. Advance tickets may be purchased online at and at the History Museum's site, or by phone by calling 314-361-9017.

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