Piano Sonata in Boston + gigs in Chicago and Minneapolis

Monday, March 7 sees the premiere of my first Piano Sonata at Jordan Hall as part of Laurence Lesser’s “First Monday” series. The work is in three movements, Allegro Moderato, Andante, and Rondo. Free admission.

After performing “Songs of the Earth” with Mark Padmore in San Francisco on March 16, I will stay on the road and play some of the repertoire from Every Note is True with great local rhythm sections in Chicago and Minneapolis.

March 18, Constellation in Chicago, with Matt Ulery and Jon Deitemyer.

March 19, Dakota in Minneapolis, with Anthony Cox and Kevin Washington.

The Chicago hit includes a solo set; if the Piano Sonata goes well in Boston I’ll present it there, and maybe include a movement at the Dakota also.

More press coming in…

Tony Badran has paid a gratifying amount of attention to what I’ve been trying to do all this time, and wrote up his thoughts for Tablet. “Iverson’s respect for and engagement with the jazz tradition imbues his music with a real warmth while avoiding the traps of musty pretentiousness.”

The estimable Willard Jenkins has interviewed me for Open Sky, and includes a nice note at the top. “A few weeks ago Ethan Iverson struck again, this revelation was his debut recording for the classic Blue Note label, Every Note is True, this time in trio mode with the auspicious rhythm section of bassist Larry Grenadier and NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnette. Clearly some questions were in order…”