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  • Jason Yeager (2017)

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    Pianist, composer and educator Jason Yeager is a wonderful explorer with both a keen curiosity and the rare ability to be a good listener. He loves to investigate the rich jazz piano tradition and then to go in a entirely different direction. He's well versed in the languages of 20th century classical music, jazz, blues folk, and funk, and is active on the scenes in New York City and Boston.

    Jason is a graduate of the New England Conservatory/Tufts University double degree program, and has been on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music since 2012 when he was aged only 25. He was mentored by pianists Danilo PĂ©rez, Fred Hersch, Frank Carlberg and Ran Blake: Blake calls Jason "an incredible composer and musician who surprises you like a thunderbolt".

    A recording artist on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label, Jason has albums with his own trio, "Affirmation" and "Ruminations"; his latest is co-led with violinist Jason Anick, "United".
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Aaron Goldberg Worlds Salvador Sunnyside
    # 2 Mercedes Sosa Exitos Eternos Alfonsina y el Mar Universal Latino
    # 3 Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Trinkle, Tinkle Jazzland
    # 4 Fred Hersch Alone at the Vanguard In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Palmetto
    # 5 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Summer Soft Motown
    # 6 Danilo Pérez Providencia Providencia Mack Avenue
    # 7 Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake The Legendary Duets Laura RCA
    # 8 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Lush Life Impulse
    Book Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, "The Sirens of Titan"
    Luxury Item A Steinway D concert grand piano
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    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
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    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Matt Eakle
    15 Dec
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun