Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle

BIO

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 discoveries.

The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Award recipient formally began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he earned a Bachelors of 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 distinguished artists as Bobby Watson, Pam Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, Dominique Sanders, and 77 Jefferson.

Nominated for a 2018 Indie Music Award, 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 creates 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,” was released on 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” made worldwide acclaim featured in Jazziz Magazine, The Jazz Ambassadors Magazine, The Pitch KC, and NextBop.

When not on tour, 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.

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