Jason Moran Duke Ellington: My Heart Sings - UGA Performing Arts Center
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“He always delivers drama, satisfying tension and release, and postmodern inventiveness.”—The New Yorker

Pianist and composer Jason Moran is a risk-taker and trendsetter who has become “the most provocative thinker in current jazz” (Rolling Stone). His incomparable talent and unyielding drive for innovation have earned him a prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship and the title of Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz. In his first UGA Presents appearance, he is guided by Duke Ellington’s great canon in an extraordinary celebration of the composer’s enduring legacy 125 years after his birth. In both a solo set and a collaboration with the UGA Jazz Ensemble, Moran reveals the timeless genius of Ellington’s music in this brilliant reimagination of his work.

Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)

230 River Road
Athens, GA 30605


Jason Moran
UGA Jazz Ensemble

Supported by

The Dixen Foundation
Charlie and Teresa Friedlander