Ethan Iverson Sextet

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Ethan Iverson Sextet Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes.