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The idea of a 40-year-old musician curating an iconic jazz club's 80th-anniversary celebration might seem iffy. But when the artist is Jason Moran and the venue is the Village Vanguard, the match makes more sense. A virtuoso with an uncanny knack for animating history, Moran's work nods to his influences while rethinking their context. Likewise, the Vanguard is a club not yet weighed down by its illustrious past. This fascinating Moran-helmed series features a night of solo piano (Mar 10), an all-Monk evening (Mar 13), collaborations with poets and comedians (Mar 11 and 12, respectively), guest turns from vocalist Alicia Hall Moran and guitarist Bill Frisell (Mar 14), and a rare club appearance from saxist Charles Lloyd's New Quartet (Mar 15), which features Moran on the keys.