From Ethan Iverson via Jazz Speaks- “Let Them Play: Ethan Iverson Speaks”

From Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson 2016 photo by Jimmy Katz at, with permission


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Let Them Play: Ethan Iverson Speaks

Photo by Jonathan Chimene (courtesy of the artist)

This weekend, pianist Ethan Iverson brings a new quartet to The Jazz Gallery along with a newly composed book of music to explore. Since his departure from The Bad Plus at the end of 2017, Iverson has had a busy year, which has included premiering a new piano concerto, writing for the Culture Deskat the New Yorker, and performing with peers and elders.

We spoke by phone with Ethan Iverson, who was spending some time with family in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before The Bad Plus, he was musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.

He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.

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