Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson is a distinguished American pianist, composer, and critic, widely recognized for his work in the jazz trio The Bad Plus. Born on February 11, 1973, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, Iverson's career has been marked by his unique blend of classical and jazz styles.

Iverson's musical journey began with The Bad Plus, a group he co-founded in 2000 with Reid Anderson and David King. Known for their innovative approach to jazz, the trio gained global recognition for their avant-garde renditions of pop classics alongside original compositions. During his time with The Bad Plus (2000-2017), Iverson released over a dozen albums that showcase his distinctive improvisational style.

In addition to performing, Iverson maintains an influential presence online through his blog "Do the Math," which provides insightful commentary on various aspects of music theory and history. His writing has also appeared in notable publications like The New Yorker.

As a solo artist, Iverson has released several albums that demonstrate his versatility as a musician. His works often draw from different musical genres and traditions. Notably, "The Purity of the Turf" (2016) features a collaboration with eminent drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath.

Iverson's accomplishments extend beyond performance and composition. He served as the musical director for Mark Morris Dance Group's production of "Pepperland," a tribute to The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


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