Terrace Martin, Live on January 31, 2016, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-2016. Photo by 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 a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

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.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-16.