Ethan Iverson

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Ethan Iverson
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Iverson in 2009
Background information
Born (1973-02-11) February 11, 1973 (age 45)
Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres Jazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Fresh Sound, Sunnyside, HighNote, Criss Cross
Associated acts The Bad Plus

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

Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin.[1] Before The Bad Plus, he was 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.[2]

He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.[3]

In 2017, the Bad Plus announced that Iverson would be leaving the Bad Plus and that Orrin Evans would replace him. [4]


With The Bad Plus

With Albert Heath

  • Live at Small's (2010)
  • 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. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219. 
  2. ^ Adler, David R. "Ethan Iverson | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pianist Ethan Iverson joined New England Conservatory's jazz studio faculty in 2016". New England Conservatory. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Bad Plus to Part Ways with Founding Pianist Ethan Iverson". 10 April 2017. 

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