Keyboardist Lindner is the leader of the analogous electro groove trio Jason Lindner Now VS Now
. Lindner was taught by masters like Barry Harris and Chris Anderson, but he is mainly a musician who carries New York in his musical heart, yet adopts styles from all over the world. In Now VS Now, Lindner is challenged by bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson. Athens-born Andreou is a bandleader with NY Gypsy All Stars, Tyson is young, comes out of the hip hop scene and blends the playing styles of Mark Guiliani and Chris Dave together beautifully. The multi-etnical group debuted in 2009 with the album Jason Lindner Gives You Now Vs Now
produced by Meshell Ndegeocello. Great musicians like vocalist Baba Israel, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and trumpeter Avishai Cohen performed on it as well. On the album Earth Analog
, released this spring, the experimental trio push their musical boundaries even further.