Jason Moran: Selma
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Canceled: Jason Moran

Selma: Film Performed w/ Live Score
Conducted by Sarah Hicks

MAY 21–24 | Jason Moran

May 21 - May 22, 2020
Miner Auditorium

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

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Pianist Jason Moran, guitarist Marvin Sewell and the San Francisco Philharmonia bring Moran’s spirited score to director Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award-winning film Selma to life with this exclusive screening. DuVernay portrays the preternatural bravery and defiance of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, a defining moment for the civil rights movement. Tapped to create a score for the 2014 film, Moran captured the tension and drama surrounding the march, events that played out in public and frenetic behind-the-scenes negotiations at the highest level of government.

Jason Moran is making jazz history. Don’t miss it. (Washington Post)

Crafting a striking orchestral work laced with the blues, Moran wrote themes that seemed to breathe with the film, somber, thoughtful, and redolent of the South. He and guitarist Marvin Sewell, a roots-to-avant-garde string wizard, accompany two screenings of Selma with the San Francisco Philharmonia conducted by Sarah Hicks, offering an immersive experience of an inordinately powerful film. The score joins an impressive gallery of projects Moran has brought to SFJAZZ Center in recent years, including the world premiere of Jazz + Skateboarding, Fats Waller Dance Party, Monk at Town Hall, and the companion piece on this run, The Harlem Hellfighters: James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin.

A startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.

Los Angeles Times

A startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.

Los Angeles Times

Personnel

Jason Moran piano
Marvin Sewell guitar

San Francisco Philharmonia
Sarah Hicks conductor

Iconic scoring at its most subtle and moving.

Film Score Monthly

Personnel

Jason Moran piano
Marvin Sewell guitar

San Francisco Philharmonia
Sarah Hicks conductor

Iconic scoring at its most subtle and moving.

Film Score Monthly

Watch & Listen

Jason Moran

Bloody Sunday Parts 1-3

Jason Moran

Final Speech

Jason Moran

Bloody Sunday Parts 1-3

Jason Moran

Final Speech