Since moving to New York in 2006,John Escreet has had a powerful impact, and has emerged 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.
In 2010, John premiered the new John Escreet Trio, featuring John Hébert on bass and longtime collaborator Tyshawn Sorey on drums. The group debuted at The Jazz Gallery on November 4th 2010, which was preceded by a WBGO studio session. Hébert and Sorey are the perfect partners to explore Escreet's musical aesthetic, direction and concept in a more exposed trio setting.
John has worked frequently with saxophonist David Binney, as well as artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Adam Rogers, Robin Eubanks, Tyshawn Sorey, Donny McCaslin, and many more.
It is safe to say that John Escreet has long outgrown his reputation as an 'up-and-coming' artist, and has now emerged as one of the most groundbreaking, unique and important voices as a pianist/composer in music today.
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