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2014-10-24

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"[Jason Yeager] is an individualist with a high concept, and his music contains grace and color and a great deal of depth."
- Greg Osby, saxophonist/composer

Jason Yeager Trio CD release for Affirmation with special guests

Featuring: Jason Yeager, piano
Danny Weller, bass
Matt Rousseau, drums

Special guests:
Jean Caze, trumpet/flugelhorn
Aubrey Johnson, voice
Noah Preminger, tenor saxophone

New York-based pianist/composer Jason Yeager’s music is deeply expressive and multi-faceted. A recording artist on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label, Yeager is releasing his second trio album, “Affirmation”, in October 2014. Encompassing ten original compositions and unique arrangements of music by Lennon/McCartney and Olivier Messiaen, the new disc reflects Yeager’s love of jazz and collaborative improvisation, combined with elements of 20th century classical music, the blues, Latin American grooves, and more. With his trio and as a sideman, he’s performed at some of the top venues in the Northeast and beyond, including the Kitano, Smalls Jazz Club, and Cornelia Street Cafe (NYC), the Regattabar and Jordan Hall (Boston), Twins Jazz Club (DC), Thelonious (Buenos Aires), and the Green Dolphin (Cape Town). Yeager is a graduate of the Tufts University/New England Conservatory double degree program (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda), and has studied with renowned pianists Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Sophia Rosoff, Ran Blake, and Frank Carlberg. A committed educator, Yeager is one of the youngest faculty members at the Berklee College of Music, where he teaches in the Piano Department.

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