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Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground

Jason Lindner
Nextbop Artist

Hi everyone,

My new large ensemble, Breeding Ground, will perform Wed Sept 15 at the jazz club Iridium on 1650 Broadway at 51st St, New York, NY 10019. The sets will be at 8:30 and 10:30 and the cost is $20. For more info and reservations please visit

My next shows this month are:

9/21 Boston / NOW VS. NOW @ the Beehive -
9/24 New York / NY Gypsy All-Stars at Drom -
9/26 New York / NY Gypsy All Stars at Central Park Summer Stage -
9/27 New York / NOW VS. NOW @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (9:30p) -
9/28 - 10/3 New York / Anat Cohen Quartet @ the Village Vanguard

Keyboardist/composer Jason Lindner’s reputation as the go-to guy for excellence and originality has solidly been in place for nearly two decades. The longtime Musical Director for Claudia Acuña, member of Me’shell Ndegeocello’s most innovative band (during The World Has Made Me The Man of My Dreams album era), and former recording artist for Chick Corea’s label, Lindner has never ceased to be a leading light in the music field. In conjunction with New York City’s Jazz Gallery’s Composers Series and a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, his latest creation is Breeding Ground - a mosaic blend of big band innovation and the emerging trio project, Now vs. Now.

Breeding Ground focuses on the expansion of ideas initiated in Lindner’s award winning big band (Downbeat Magazine has heralded the group numerous times as one of the best) with an open mind to the options the world of music has to offer. Now vs. Now serves as the engine, the driving force to push the sound onward and upward. Together with Lindner, bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Mark Guiliana pump adrenalin into the delicate sounds and driving body-rocking energy of this 11-piece master ensemble. The trio surprised and delighted both critics and audiences due to its mix of jazz, rock, world, and urban rhythms. Here, that is taken to the next level with horns and strings for a sound that is progressive and dynamic.