Pianist Jason Moran was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in November 2011. In this video, he speaks with PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown about promoting the arts, contemporary forms, and his beginnings as a Suzuki piano student of Yelena Kurinets in Houston.

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A transcript of the conversation can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june12/jasonmoran_02-28.html