Uri Caine grasps the classics—Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Mahler, Gershwin, Verdi—and shakes them up, challenging us to hear something unexpected in and around this familiar music. His performances—whether solo at the keyboard or with an ensemble, whether reimagining classical works or expanding on his own compositions—are audacious, exuberant, subtle, and intelligent. Caine has worked in groups led by Don Byron, Dave Douglas, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Terry Gibbs and Buddy DeFranco, Sam Rivers, Barry Altschul, The Woody Herman band and the Master Musicians of Jajouka . He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Foundation and The USA Artist Fellowships. He has performed at many festivals including the North Sea Jazz festival,the Monterey Jazz festival,the Montreal Jazz festival and the Newport Jazz festival as well as classical festivals like the Salzburg festival,the Munich Opera, Holland Festival, IRCAM and Great Performers at Lincoln Center.