MoMA PS1
Terrace Martin, Live, 2016, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2016 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Terrace Martin, Los Angeles-based bandleader, composer, producer, and saxophonist, discusses his contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s landmark album, To Pimp a Butterfly, as a specific example of jazz’s lasting impact on the trajectory of hip-hop. A jazz prodigy that has worked with legendary artists including Quincy Jones, Billy Higgins, Kirk Franklin, and Dr. Dre, Martin performs a set of music with his quintet that weaves together diverse genres of black American music.

Broadcast live by Boiler Room New York, DJ Raydar Ellis spins classic and contemporary jazz throughout the program.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.