Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:30pm
Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.)
Admission: Free ($3 suggested donation)
The astonishingly inventive pianist and composer Jason Moran unleashes his fun side in this “joyous and foolish and graceful” (The New York Times) event, a spectacle complete with dancers and costumes that takes the stride innovator Fats Waller as a jumping off point to dig into grooves that flirt with everything from Motown to house to hip-hop. For all Moran’s skill and showmanship, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 – a dazzling collision between the great New Orleans pianist, singer, and recent Brooklyn transplant Henry Butler, “a visionistical down-home cat and a hellified piano plunker to boot” (Dr. John), and the retro-futurist trumpeter Steven Bernstein – will be a tough act to follow.