713 -> 212 Jason Moran to produce NYC concert series of Houston musicians
January 10th 2011 by <b>Tianna</b> <b>Hall</b>

713 → 212: Houstonians in NYC

The groundbreaking jazz pianist-composer Jason Moran, a 2010 MacArthur Fellow (aka "Genius Award" recipient), is gathering some of the hottest players currently in New York City (AC 212) by way of Houston (AC 713) for two unforgettable nights of music in mid-January at the new 92nd St. Y/Tribeca in New York (200 Hudson St.).  Like Moran, most are alumni of Houston's High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), a breeding ground for much of the talent that is now transforming the international jazz and R&B world.  January 14 features a lineup of songwriters, including R&B's wunderkind Bryan Michael Cox, backed by various ensembles from the collected group.  January 15 is devoted to jazz and its many shades, and will include interviews hosted by Moran's HSPVA jazz instructor, Dr. Robert Morgan.  Each evening will conclude with a jam session.

A summary of the talent to be presented:

Friday, Jan. 14

(* = HSPVA alumnus)
Bryan Michael Cox
Alan Hampton
Josh Mease
Leron Thomas
(with various accompanists [see Sat. night list], jam session, etc.)

Saturday, Jan. 15
Jazz & Others
Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) group featuring Michael Carvin (drums)
Jason Moran and *Robert Glasper (pianists)
(performing separately, as duo, and with guests)
Kendrick Scott (drums) and Oracle with Mike Moreno (guitar)
Jamire Williams (drums) and Erimaje
Bryan Michael Cox, vocalist
Chris Dave, drums
Alan Hampton, bass
Eric Harland, drums
Lisa Harris, vocalist
Nicole Hurst, vocalist
Mark Kelley, bass
Corey King, trombone
Brandon Lee, trumpet
Josh Mease, guitar
Leron Thomas, trumpet
Burniss Earl Travis, bass
*Marcos Varela, bass
Interviews conducted by Robert “Doc” Morgan, Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus, HSPVA
(plus jam session, etc.)

Complete info is available from www.92y.org/92yTribeca


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