11.20.17

Jason Moran Presents Fats Waller Dance Party

If you’re not familiar with Jason Moran, then this piece is a great place to start. Take a deep dive into the Grammy-nominated jazz pianist’s visionary work before he performs at Big Ears with his BANGS trio (with Mary Halvorson and Ron Miles) along with his rollicking Fats Waller Dance Party. Moran conjures the enduring spirit of Fats Waller, the playful Harlem jazz pianist and pied piper who wrote some of the country’s most enduring tunes before his death in 1943. Complete with a big vibrant band, Jason Moran’s real-life dance party is sure to be a highlight of the 2018 festival. Join us!