Jason Moran and Elizabeth Alexander
As part of an ongoing series of events exploring music and its intersections with art and social history, acclaimed composer and artist Jason Moran returns to the Davis Performing Arts Center to join with poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander onstage for a dialogue in music and poetry. A Q&A session with the audience will follow.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Moran is an electrifying jazz performer, who was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. He serves as the Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and as Distinguished Artist in Residence at Georgetown University.
Harlem-born and Washington, DC-raised poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander is a Chancellor of the American Academy of American Poets, the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, and has been recently appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She composed and delivered "Praise Song for the Day" at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Professor Maurice Jackson of the Georgetown University History Department and Music Program will introduce them.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington