When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle you find the depth of that ocean. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface. His yearning for exploration and curiosity in music contribute to an ebb and flow freedom of expression, that in result gives to new discovery.
The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Award recipient formally began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he earned a Bachelors in Arts in Piano Performance. Raised in Houston, Texas Moore is a lifelong musician traversing a number bands and styles before going back to school to get a Masters in Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City under the direction of Jazz Master Bobby Watson.
Diversity and inclusiveness have become to define Moore as an artist. His expansive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, and Dominique Sanders, and 77 Jefferson.
Nominated as Best Soloist, and Jazz Band (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle) by PitchKC Magazine, Moore’s music is a celebration of the integral differences in musical viewpoints. His debut album,"The Freedom of Expression", was given 3.5 stars from Downbeat jazz magazine while reaching national and international acclaim. This album incorporates elements of soul, r&b, and hip-hop into his take on contemporary jazz. "Moore's compositions exude a sophisticated soulful elegance that create a tastefully fulfilling venture into a range of dynamic pieces, with the musicianship to match.” – Downbeat Magazine
Moore's third album with The Outer Circle, "Kings & Queens," released with Ropeadope Records. Moore’s forward-thinking sounds are part of the rich continuum of African-American music that continues to be imbued with indigenous African elements. The Outer Circle’s remarkable sensitivity and cohesive interplay reflect an unflinching groove. “Kings & Queens” has been featured in varied publications such as Jazziz Magazine, The Jazz Ambassadors Magazine, The Pitch KC, and NextBop.
Moore’s music celebrates the human experience while honoring the legacy of the American Idiom through his commitment to artistic inclusiveness and innovation.
Kings & Queens Apparel
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Outer Circle Space Tee
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The Freedom of Expression
"Moore’s finesse on the piano is second to none and as one would expect he shines brightly throughout the collection of songs on offer" - The Jazz Meet