TheGrio's 100: Jason Moran, The Future of Jazz

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Wednesday February 10, 2010

From TheGrio (by Talia Whyte)

Jason Moran has been picked as one of TheGrio’s 100 History Makers in the Making alongside Wynton Marsalis, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Deval Patrick, Wyclef Jean, Tyler Perry, BeyoncĂ© Knowles, and Jay-Z.

“If Johann Sebastian Bach and Thelonius Monk were both alive today, they would probably be impressed by the musical ingenuity of Jason Moran . . . fellow musicians and leagues of fans have labeled Moran the future of jazz. He has not only worked with some of the greats in the music industry, but he has also branched out into other avenues in the art world, including recent collaborations with artists Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon.”

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