“In jazz, there are so many moving parts, and within a composition, there are obstacles in the form. Street skaters navigate a landscape finding ways to approach a rail in the same way a drummer approaches the beginning of a song. The mode of improvisation is paramount to how both skaters and jazz musicians approach life.”—Jason Moran
Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the 1990s, renowned pianist and composer Jason Moran has challenged the status quo which has earned him a reputation as “the future of jazz.”
The Ford Theatres and CAP UCLA present Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music and Media, one of Moran’s newest and most ambitious works to date –– an unprecedented collaboration exploring the intersection of skateboarding and jazz. Improvisation abounds as local skaters shred a ramp on stage with tricks, flips and riffs to a musical response performed live by Moran and his group The Bandwagon. Don’t miss this unforgettable night under the stars.
Funds provided by The Andrew Mellon Foundation, multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.