When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore 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.
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 earned a Bachelors in Arts. It was here where Moore put together the fact Jazz was at the root of all black music. As a lifelong musician traversing a number bands and styles he decided relocating to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City would provide a deeper connection to the roots of the music.
After forming The Outer Circle, diversity and inclusiveness have become to define Moore as an artist. His debut album,"The Freedom of Expression", was given 3.5 stars from Downbeat jazz magazine. "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 is a recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award, and 2017 Artist in Residence at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The Outer Circle's third album "Kings & Queens" incorporates elements of soul, r&b, rock and hip-hop into his take on contemporary jazz. 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. Featured in Jazziz Magazine, The Jazz Ambassadors Magazine, Nextbop, and The Pitch KC which describe the album as "Pulling the Kansas City Jazz scene into the 21st century" - Bill Brownlee
Nominated for a 2018 Indie Music Award for "007" Moore’s expansive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, Dominique Sanders, and 77 Jefferson.
While maintaining a busy tour schedule Moore resides in Kansas City where he is an integral part of the music community. He stays busy teaching several aspects of music through Metropolitan Community College, Future Jazz, Midwest Jazz Camp, and privately at The Culture House.
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