Tonight I have the great honor of kicking off Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party with an hour long deejay set at the SFJAZZ Center. This won't be your "typical" Fats Waller tribute show, with Moran breaking down melodies and riffs from Fats Waller's swinging songbook and twisting them into full-on funky dance grooves. Moran, who will be wearing a giant sized paper mache mask of Fats Waller (shown in the photo above), will be backed by a solid group that includes renowned bassist and vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello. I will be opening the night with a set full of funky Afro grooves (as requested by Moran) that will surely get the place warmed up before Moran, Ndegeocello and company turn the SFJAZZ Center into a 700 person night club. Should be a memorable performance!
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