John Escreet

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John Escreet
John Escreet performing in October 2008.jpeg
Background information
Born (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 29)
Origin Doncaster, England
Occupations Pianist
Years active 2000s–present
Labels Posi-Tone, Mythology Records, Criss Cross Jazz, Whirlwind Recordings
Website http://www.johnescreet.com

John Escreet (born 18 August 1984, Doncaster, England) is an English jazz pianist and composer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Biography[edit]

Escreet moved to New York in 2006. In 2008 he graduated from the Master’s Program at Manhattan School of Music, where he studied piano with Kenny Barron and Jason Moran.[1]

In September 2008 he released his debut album Consequences[1][2] featuring David Binney (alto saxophone), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Matt Brewer (double bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).[3] He has also worked in Binney's other musical projects.[4]

Escreet was a member of "The Story",[5] a collaborative group that included Lars Dietrich (alto saxophone), Samir Zarif (tenor saxophone), Zack Lober (bass) and Greg Ritchie (drums).

Other musicians with whom Escreet has performed include Wayne Krantz,[6] Ari Hoenig, Adam Rogers, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake, Patrick Cornelius,[7] Logan Richardson, Ben van Gelder, Marcus Gilmore, Dan Weiss.

Select discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

Year Artist Title Genre Label
2008 John Escreet Consequences [1][2] Jazz Posi-Tone
2010 John Escreet Don't Fight The Inevitable[8] Jazz Mythology Records
2011 John Escreet The Age We Live In[6] Jazz Mythology Records
2011 John Escreet Exception to the Rule[9] Jazz CrissCross Records
2013 John Escreet Sabotage and Celebration[10][11] Jazz Whirlwind Recordings
2014 John Escreet Sound, Space and Structures[12] Jazz Sunnyside Records

As sideman[edit]

Year Artist Title Genre Label
2009 The Story The Story Jazz Story Records
2009 Lars Dietrich Breek De Grond Jazz Story Records
2009 David Binney & Alan Ferber In The Paint Jazz Posi-Tone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chinen, Nate (2008-12-01). "CRITICS' CHOICE; New CDs: John Escreet". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b Simon, Elliot (2009-01-19). "CD/LP Review: Consequences". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ Chinen, Nate (2009-01-23). "Building Bridges With a Post-Bop Ideal". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ Kelman, John (2010-03-24). "CD/LP Review: In The Paint". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ Plumb, Steve. "John Escreet: Review by Steve Plumb". London Jazz. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Bilawski, Dan. "John Escreet: The Age We Live In (2011)". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kingsbury, Ian. "LIVE: The Transatlantic". Left Lion Nottingham. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ Fordham, John. "John Escreet: Don't Fight the Inevitable". The Guardian. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ "John Escreet Exception to the Rule". All Music. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fordham, John. "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration – review". The Guardian. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Witherden, Barry. "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration". BBC Music Magazine. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sunnyside Records: By John Escreet". Sunnyside Records. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

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