Ethan Iverson

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Ethan Iverson
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Background information
Born (1973-02-11)February 11, 1973
Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Reid Anderson, Dave King

Ethan Iverson (born February 11, 1973) is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus,[1] with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin.[2] Prior to the forming of The Bad Plus, he was the musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.

Iverson writes about jazz and other subjects at length at his blog, Do The Math.


  • School Work (Mons, 1993) - with Dewey Redman, Johannes Weidermueller and Falk Willis
  • Construction Zone (Originals) (Fresh Sound New Talent, 1998) - with Reid Anderson and Jorge Rossy
  • Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (Fresh Sound New Talent, 1998) with Reid Anderson and Jorge Rossy
  • The Minor Passions (Fresh Sound New Talent, 1999) - with Reid Anderson and Billy Hart
  • Live at Smalls (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2000) - with Bill McHenry, Reid Anderson and Jeff Williams
  • Costumes Are Mandatory (HighNote, 2013) - with Lee Konitz, Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy
  • The Purity Of The Turf (Criss Cross, 2016) - with Ron Carter, and Nasheet Waits

With The Bad Plus

With Albert Heath

  • Live at Smalls (2010) with Ben Street
  • Tootie's Tempo (2013)

With Billy Hart

With Buffalo Collision (incl. Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, David King)

  • Duck (2008)

With Avantango: Thomas Chapin and Pablo Aslan

  • Y En El 2000 Tambien... (EPSA Music, Argentina)

With Patrick Zimmerli

  • "Twelve Sacred Dances" (1998)


  1. ^ Farberman, Brad. (July, 2009). "Shorts: Ethan Iverson." Beyond Race Magazine (BRM).
  2. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219. 

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