Jason Yeager Trio

Saturday - October, 02 @ 8:00pm

Jason Yeager Trio Presents "Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite"
Jason Yeager - piano
Danny Weller - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums
 
New York City-based pianist/composer and Berklee piano professor Jason Yeager returns to Blue with his trio, this time presenting his "Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite," a collection of spirited, evocative, and whimsical pieces inspired by Vonnegut's quirky characters, dark humor, and social criticism.
Yeager creates music that is deeply expressive and multi-faceted, defying convention while reveling in the traditions of Black American Music, European classical music, and Latin American folk traditions. He most recently released New Songs of Resistance, a “musical reflection of troubled times and a search for affirmation nonetheless” (Boston Globe) that has been called “one of the best albums of 2019 in any style of music” (New York Music Daily). He plans to record the music from "Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite" later this year, for a 2022 release coinciding with Vonnegut's centennial.

Yeager has worked with such noteworthy artists as Luciana Souza, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Sean Jones, Sara Serpa, Jason Anick, Randal Depommier, Fleur Seule, and Julie Benko, among others. Since 2012, he has taught piano at Berklee College of Music.

Website: www.jasonyeager.com
Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @jyeagermusic

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“...[Jason] always impressed me with his talent, his curiosity and his desire to create his own music while really investigating the jazz piano tradition.” -Fred Hersch, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer and Doris Duke Fellow

“An individualist with a high concept, [Jason Yeager’s] music contains grace and color and a great deal of depth.” -Greg Osby, renowned saxophonist/composer

“An incredible composer and musician...[who] surprises you like a thunderbolt.” -Ran Blake, pianist/composer, MacArthur Fellow

Preview YouTube video New Songs of Resistance by Jason Yeager - Official EPK

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