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.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

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.