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Jason Moran

Curated by celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran and Whitney performance curator Adrienne Edwards, this series features live in-gallery performances, activations, and evening concerts.

Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon

For Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon, Jason Moran and other artists will perform inside the exhibition gallery on mixed-media STAGED sculptures that pay homage to iconic New York jazz venues.


Archie Shepp
September 27, 7 pm
September 28, 4 pm

Fay Victor
October 18, 5 & 7 pm
October 19, 2 & 4 pm

Oliver Lake
October 25, 7pm
October 26, 4 pm

Onyx Collective
November 1, 5 & 7 pm
November 2, 2 & 4 pm

Jamire Williams
November 8, 5 & 7 pm
November 9, 2 & 4 pm

Cecil McBee
November 15, 7 pm
November 16, 4 pm

Joanne Brackeen
November 22, 5 & 7 pm
November 23, 2 & 4 pm

Michela Marino Lerman Love's Movement
December 6, 5 & 7 pm
December 7, 2 & 4 pm

Tiger Trio
January 3, 5 & 7 pm
January 4, 2 & 4 pm

Jason Moran joins artist Kara Walker for the New York debut of Katastwóf Karavan (2018), a steam-powered calliope housed in a parade wagon and featuring spiritual and protest music programmed by the artists as well as the steam whistle typical of a calliope.

October 12, 2019
1–6:30 pm

This event is free.

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Moran’s acclaimed trio The Bandwagon, with bandmates bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, present three concerts in celebration of their twentieth anniversary.

December 19–21, 2019
8 pm

Tickets are required.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.