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 32)
Doncaster, England
Origin New York City
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 2000s–present
Labels Posi-Tone, Mythology, Criss Cross, Whirlwind

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 also also collaborated with artists including Wayne Krantz,[4]Ari Hoenig, Adam Rogers, Chris Potter and Seamus Blake.

He has also worked as a sideman with saxophonist David Binney[5] and drummer Antonio Sanchez.[6]

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[7] Jazz Mythology
2011 John Escreet The Age We Live In[4] Jazz Mythology
2011 John Escreet Exception to the Rule[8] Jazz Criss Cross
2013 John Escreet Sabotage and Celebration[9][10] Jazz Whirlwind
2014 John Escreet Sound, Space and Structures[11] Jazz Sunnyside

As sideman[edit]

Year Artist Title Genre Label
2009 The Story The Story Jazz Story
2009 David Binney & Alan Ferber In the Paint Jazz Posi-Tone
2010 David Binney Aliso Jazz Criss Cross
2011 KNOWER Think Thoughts Pop Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi
2011 Tyshawn Sorey Oblique Jazz Pi
2012 Jamie Baum In This Life Jazz Sunnyside
2012 Antonio Sanchez New Life Jazz CAM Jazz
2013 Amir ElSaffar Alchemy Jazz Pi
2014 David Binney Anacapa Jazz Criss Cross
2015 Alex Sipiagin Balance 38–58 Jazz Criss Cross
2015 Antonio Sanchez The Meridian Suite Jazz CAM Jazz


  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. ^ a b Bilawski, Dan. "John Escreet: The Age We Live In (2011)". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kelman, John (2010-03-24). "CD/LP Review: In The Paint". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ Chinen, Nate (2015-06-08). "Review: Antonio Sánchez With 2 Albums, 'The Meridian Suite' and 'Three Times Three'". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  7. ^ Fordham, John. "John Escreet: Don't Fight the Inevitable". The Guardian. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "John Escreet Exception to the Rule". All Music. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ Fordham, John. "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration – review". The Guardian. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Witherden, Barry. "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration". BBC Music Magazine. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sunnyside Records: By John Escreet". Sunnyside Records. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

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