“A thoughtful musical intelligence, full of angular beauty...constantly conjuring up new scenes”

Bostonia Magazine
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NEW RECORDINGSubmerged, new CD by John Bickerton



I am a composer and jazz pianist living in Brooklyn, NY.  My past recordings include two free improvisation piano trio albums for Leo Records and the C.I.M.P. label.  In 2017, I released a solo piano album entitled Submerged on the Simple Harmonic Motion Records label.

My music blends a melodic lyricism with the type of rhythmic flow heard in free jazz and other open improvisational formats.

I also have started to write choral music and hope to feature some pieces on this site in the near future.


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Psalm from Submerged


“Bickerton fashions lively improvisations out of deceptively simple themes. The pianist is adept at luring his listener in through repetition before catching him unaware with striking variation”

Coda Magazine

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