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Bob Moog Foundation Features Patrick Moraz At NAMM 2024

The Bob Moog Foundation has announced that it will feature its The Story of Moraz: The Life of a Music Genius exhibit at the 2024 NAMM convention, taking place from January 25th-28th at the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to the exhibit, Patrick Moraz will be present in the Foundation’s booth, number 10707, from 1-3 pm each day.

Moraz will also be interviewed by MichelleMoog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, during a TEC Tracks session on Friday, January 26th at 4 pm.

The Story of Moraz: The Life of a Music Genius explores over 70 years of Moraz’s musical journey. The exhibit features photos from Moraz’s personal collection coupled with an extensive personal narrative, as well as his 1974 Minimoog used on Yes’ Relayer album and his 2004 Moog Voyager synthesizer, which he purchased directly from Bob Moog. Both synthesizers are on loan to the exhibit from synthesizer collector Lee Keeley.

Patrick Moraz is a virtuoso keyboardist renowned for his prodigious career with Mainhorse, Refugee, Yes, The Moody Blues, and Moraz-Bruford, as well as for scoring 37 films, releasing a multitude of solo albums, and working with Bob Moog in the mid-1970s on the Polymoog and Micromoog synthesizers. In 1976, Keyboard magazine awarded his solo album I (aka The Story of I) Best Keyboard Album of the Year. In 2019, he performed at Moogmentum, the grand opening celebration of the Moogseum.

“The Bob Moog Foundation is honoured to be highlighting Patrick’s immense talents and his long, storied career through The Story of Moraz exhibit at NAMM,” noted Michelle Moog-Koussa. “His life and work are a rich tapestry of prodigiousness, creativity, and collaboration. He is beloved by fans the world over, and he shared a very special working relationship and friendship with Bob Moog. We are proud to be bringing this history to the fore for NAMM’s 100,000 attendees. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Patrick in the booth with us each day.”

The TEC Tracks session will explore Moraz’s performance from “Future Memories Live on TV,” as well as his decades-long career and his collaborations and long friendship with Bob Moog. Questions from the audience will follow. The session will be held in room 204B of the convention center and will be live-streamed from the NAMM+ app.