Ethan Iverson

Piano – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package


orn in Wisconsin, pianist Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and writer who attended SJW in the early ‘90s. Prior to the forming of the Bad Plus, he was a student of Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, and SJW”s own Albert “Tootie” Heath. As a writer, Iverson writes contributes to Keyboard magazine, and he writes about jazz and other subjects at length on his blog, Do The Math. As for the group he’s with here at SJW, for the past ten years the Bad Plus have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their belief in the band ethos and their personal brand of avant-garde populism have put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement, drawing audiences both traditional and mainstream. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they have deconstructed songs in the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music idioms

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