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A photograph of jazz pianist James Reese Europe projected above the musicians performing Jason Moran's James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin. Camille Blake/courtesy of JazzFest Berlin hide caption

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Joanne Brackeen and Jason Moran at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston, Texas has produced some of America's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston

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Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert

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Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller. Clay Patrick McBride/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

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All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller

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Jason Moran and The Bandwagon perform in the KC Jazz Club. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Jason Moran On JazzSet

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Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club. Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Jason Moran At The Kennedy Center

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Listen Now

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Jazz Pianist Jason Moran

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Jazz pianist Jason Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. Clay Patrick McBride/ hide caption

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On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

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"Jaki [Byard] gives me an avenue to travel if I want to go into Earl Hines territory. When I play a Jaki piece, it's not only in honor of Jaki, but it's in honor of the people then who also gave it to him," Jason Moran says of his mentor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux's Jazz is a new guide for both novice listeners and longtime fans. Herman Leonard hide caption

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