Jason Moran – Grammar, A Documentary Film About Jazz

https://i0.wp.com/stanfordjazz.org/archive/newsletter/images/Moran,%20Jason%20web.jpg?resize=384%2C473I have learned so much from the dedicated focus of jazz pianist and composer, Jason Moran.  It’s only fair that I help his artistry in return by making a contribution to his Kickstarter project, Grammar, a documentary film about jazz. We will all benefit from his combined evolution of jazz, hip hop, performance and visual art.

Jason Moran is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow and the triple-crown winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2011 Critics Poll. A graduate of the acclaimed jazz programs at the Manhattan School of Music and Houston’s High School of the Performing and Visual Arts, Jason now presides as the Kennedy Center‘s Artistic Advisor for Jazz and serves on the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory.

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Journeys Neil Young

Keeping up with the efforts of Neil Young is happily exhausting. In addition to Neil Young’s appearance at The Book Expo with Patti Smith, it’s been a whirlwind publicity junket for the consummate musician, author, audiophile and film star. Right on the heels of his new recording with CrazyHorse, Americana and advance publicity for his diary, Waging Heavy Peace is a new documentary, Journeys Neil Young a film by Jonathan Demme.

The film will première on Friday June 29th in select cities.