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

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


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


  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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