Bray Jazz Festival 2024

Ethan Iverson Trio (US/IRL)

“A passionate dynamo at the crossroads of jazz and classical music“ (DownBeat), pianist, bandleader, and composer Ethan Iverson is one of the big stars of US jazz piano.  

 Founder member of ‘The Bad Plus,’ the innovative trio renowned for their freewheeling originals and masterful deconstruction of rock and pop tunes, Ethan Iverson signed to Blue Note records in 2022, and released a masterful debut ‘Every Note is True’ on the legendary label that year. Just last month he released his second Blue Note recording, ‘Technically Acceptable,’ which includes a set of striking new originals together with interpretations of Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly” and Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight.”

A former student of piano master Fred Hersch, Iverson has lent his considerable talents to projects with Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Charlie Hayden and Kurt Rosenwinkel amongst others. He is joined for this once-off European date in Bray by Ireland’s foremost rhythm section, drummer Sean Carpio and bass player …..

In addition to his work as an artist, Iverson has established a reputation as one of the most learned and articulate jazz scholars on the scene, writing the celebrated jazz blog Do The Math.