ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Stephan Crump

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Name: Stephan Crump
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Newman Black Box
Presentation Title: Stephan Crump - solo from tunes to the moon - performance and workshop on improvisation and feel
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Improvisation, Jazz - unaccompanied

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump is an active bandleader with fourteen critically-acclaimed album releases in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, his focus on creative instrumental music has led to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation.  

Transcending barriers of genre, Crump, best known for his dynamic founding role in the Vijay Iyer Trio, has performed and recorded with a diverse range of musicians, from Portishead's Dave McDonald, The Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano, to Patti Austin, Lucy Kaplansky, Big Ass Truck, Sonny Fortune, and late blues legend Johnny Clyde Copeland. He can be heard as a long-standing member of Vijay Iyer Trio and Sextet, Jen Chapin Band, Ches Smith Trio, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper, Rosetta Trio, Borderlands Trio and a trio with Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe.

Crump just released his first solo album, Rocket Love. He has duo recordings with saxophonist Steve Lehman, pianist James Carney, and guitarist Mary Halvorson. His Rhombal quartet (Tyshawn Sorey, Ellery Eskelin, and Adam O’Farrill) recently produced its eponymous debut, and the longstanding all-string Rosetta Trio, with Jamie Fox and Liberty Ellman, just released their fourth album.

Program (if available): Not Provided