This program is part of the Crown Crafted Music Series and features Kansas City jazz keyboardist Eddie Moore and his percussionist Zach B. Morrow recorded live in February of 2019. Eddie Moore is a recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award and the 2017 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” for his collaboration with Rashid Johnson’s exhibit “Antoine’s Organ”. In 2018, Eddie’s work with The Outer Circle was nominated for an Indie Music Award for “007”. His music has also been featured commercially for Sprint, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”, Morgan Cooper’s short film “Room Tone”, and Peacock’s “Bel-Air”.
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 create a tastefully fulfilling venture into a range of dynamic pieces, with the musicianship to match.” Moore’s third album as a leader “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. Eddie has been 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”).
As a Charlotte Street Fellow and a member of the Midwest Music Foundation, Moore is an integral part of the music community in Kansas City as an advocate for change and resources for professional artists. More information about Eddie Moore may be obtained at https://www.eddiemooremusic.com.