Hailed as a “musical universe” by Chick Corea, Jason Lindner first gained acclaim for his long-running Big Band, whose raw energy earned them a release on Corea’s label. Lindner has served as musical director for Lauryn Hill and Claudia Acuña, and collaborated with Meshell Ndegeocello, who produced his recent release Jason Lindner Gives You Now Vs. Now. The Brooklyn native grew up on hip hop and learned to play jazz from elders like Barry Harris and Chris Anderson, then further expanded his musical palette to include African, Afro-Caribbean, South American, and Middle Eastern music, all informing his own compositional style. The New York Times wrote, “Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for the poianist Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons. What matters to him is groove, however it comes.” Lindner appears on over 35 recordings, 5 as a leader. He has worked with many incredible artists, including Amel Larrieux, Matisyahu, Paul Simon, Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music, Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio & Absolute Quintet, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Omer Avital, Christian McBride, Branford Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Lionel Loueke, Mark Turner, Bill Cosby, Roy Hargrove, Baba Israel, Avishai Cohen, Jimmy Lovelace, Paquito D’Rivera, The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Lindner attended the Mannes College of Music and the New School, where he is an adjunct faculty member.