Tyshawn Sorey 'Template'

Jason Moran 'Live From the Factory Floor - Part I: Improvisation'

Jason Moran 'Live From the Factory Floor - Part II: Antipode Blues'

Tyshawn Sorey & Vijay Iyer 'Duet for Drums & Piano'

“Sorey is fast becoming one of the most intriguing musicians and composers of his generation, bringing the worlds of classical and improvised music into closer contact.”

Free Jazz

Tyshawn Sorey & Jason Moran


October 20, 2017 | 7 pm

October 20, 2017 | 9 pm

Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Single tickets to Duke Performances 2017/18 shows will go on sale TUESDAY, JULY 11 at 11 AM. $10 Duke student tickets and $20 tickets for patrons ages 30 and under will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 at 11 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.


In this dream collaboration, two of American music’s brightest and most adventurous modern minds, Tyshawn Sorey and Jason Moran, collaborate to pay tribute to their clear musical and intellectual predecessor, Thelonious Monk. A MacArthur fellow lauded by The Los Angeles Times for his “relentless thirst for experimentation,” Moran is best known in these parts for IN MY MIND, a reimagining of Monk’s 1959 Town Hall concert commissioned by Duke Performances. Sorey is a powerhouse drummer, digging into jazz and funk grooves with great authority. There are few pairs of musicians as capable of pulling Monk’s legacy into this century, in spirit and in sound.

Made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

"A devoted disciple of Thelonious Monk's approach to jazz piano, Moran also has his mighty fingers in the '60s avant-garde, pop, and contemporary visual arts."


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