N.Y.’s John Escreet Quartet

Since moving to New York in 2006, John Escreet has had a powerful impact, and is emerging as one of the most creative and original pianists on the music scene there. He is highly revered amongst his peers for his creativity, openness and for his own original music, which draws inspiration from many different sources, and encompasses them all and much more. He recently received a commission by Chamber Music America to compose new music as part of the New Jazz Works Program for 2009. Escreet keeps himself busy touring and performing all over the world, but when not on the road he resides in New York City, working on and performing his own original music, constantly challenging himself and searching for something new and original. In the summer of 2008 he graduated from the Master’s Program at Manhattan School of Music, where he studied piano with Kenny Barron and Jason Moran.

FEATURING:

John Escreet — Piano

Dave Binney — Saxophone

Zach Lober — Bass

Nasheet Waits — Drums