Jason Moran is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator, heavily involved in multimedia art and theatrical installations.
Jason recorded first with Greg Osby and debuted as a band leader with the 1999 album Soundtrack to Human Motion. Since then, he has released eight other albums and appeared in about thirty albums as a sideman. He has garnered much critical acclaim and won number of awards for his playing and compositonal skills, which combine elements of post-bop and avant-garde jazz, blues, classical music, stride piano and hip hop among others.
In 2010, Jason was named a MacArthur Fellow. In 2013, he held residences in SFJAZZ, Julliard and Molde Jazz Festival.
He is current the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center.