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A piano performance that balances chaos and harmony: Eric Lewis on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Eric Lewis (who plays the White House tonight!) explores the piano’s expressive power as he pounds and caresses the keys (and the strings) in a performance during the 2009 TED Prize session. He plays an original song, a tribute to ocean and sky and the vision of the TED Prize winners. (Recorded at TED2009, February […]

TED2009

4 chances to see TED speakers live, this week and next

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDIndia’s Lakshmi Pratury will be interviewing two TED speakers next week in the Bay Area: + March 30, 2009, hear TED2009 speaker Nandan Nilekani, the founder of Infosys and the author of Imagining India, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana in Palo Alto, 6:30-8pm. Tickets: $15 members, $25 nonmembers. Premium tickets (includes reception, book and priority […]

Culture

A striking evolution in jazz: Exclusive interview with Eric Lewis

Posted By Matthew Trost

Not without a struggle (and a measure of healthy angst), acclaimed pianist Eric Lewis is driving the next evolution of jazz — forging new musical alloys of classic blue note scuttles, delicate improvisations and heady alt rock hooks. Now, with a roster of sold-out shows and a growing list of celebrity supporters, his iconoclastic arrangements […]

Music

Striking chords to rock the jazz world: Eric Lewis on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Eric Lewis, an astonishingly talented crossover jazz pianist — seen by many for the first time at TED2009 — sets fire to the keys with his shattering rendition of Evanescence‘s chart-topper “Going Under.” (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 10:36.) Watch Eric Lewis’ performance from TED2009 on TED.com, where you can download […]