LIVE! In The Lounge Series
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Part of LIVE! In The Lounge Series
Jazz runs deep in pianist and bandleader Eddie Moore‘s veins. Raised in Houston, Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University, where he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and immersed himself in the Houston music scene. As a lifelong musician traversing a number of bands and styles, he relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he received an M.A. in Jazz Studies.
After forming Jazz/Fusion group Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle in 2012, diversity and inclusiveness have come to define Moore as an artist. His debut album, “The Freedom of Expression,” was given 3.5 stars from Downbeat jazz magazine, who has stated, “Moore’s compositions exude a sophisticated soulful elegance that creates a tastefully fulfilling venture into a range of dynamic pieces, with the musicianship to match.”
Moore’s expansive sensibilities have allowed him to share the stage and record with distinguished artists such as Tia Fuller, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Erykah Badu, Mosdef, Bilal, Ledisi, Chantae Cann, Krystal Warren, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, and Various Blonde.
While maintaining a busy tour schedule, Moore creates opportunities for up-and-coming jazz artists through his incubator Tribe Studios. As a Charlotte Street Fellow and member of the African American Artists Collective, he stays busy teaching several aspects of music through the University of Kansas, Metropolitan Community College, Future Jazz, Midwest Jazz Camp, and privately at Tribe Studios.