Wednesday 25th January Ari Hoenig will perform with his new trio in the The Regattabar Boston.
ARI HOENIG - DRUMS
Nitai Hershkovits - PIANO
Or Bareket - BASS
More info www.arihoenig.com
ARI HOENIG - DRUMS
Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members.
Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the music he plays in, but rather for elevating drumming as an indispensable part of the performance.
Hoenig is also known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum by using drumsticks, mallets, and even parts of his body (such as his hands and elbows). Using this technique, he can play any note in the chromatic scale, virtually any melody, and even improvise on a chord structure in the same way as any other instrumentalist would.
Hoenig was born into a family of classically trained musicians. His father being a choral conductor and mother a violinist, he was exposed to classical and folk music at an early age. He played both piano and violin as a child, then rock and metal drums as a teen before settling into jazz and improvised music.
Ari has recorded written and produced 9 cd’s as a leader. He has written and published 3 educational books, 4 educational DVD’s and a songbook. Currently, his group Ari Hoenig tours worldwide and performs weekly at the legendary New York jazz club malls. Furthermore Ari is also the co-leader of Pilc, Moutin, Hoenig, together with his long time musical partners.
Other artists Hoenig has performed or recorded with include Shirley Scott, Jean Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Richard Bona, Chris Potter, Toots Thielemans, Pat Martino.
OR BAREKET - BASS
Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand bassists on the NYC jazz scene. Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage informs his distinct style. His approach to improvisation and composition is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores.ne.
Since moving to New York, Or has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide array of artists all over the world. Notable collaborations include Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc, Aaron Goldberg, Sam Yahel, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Leon Parker,Chris Potter, Yotam Silberstein, Eli Degibri, Cyrille Aimee, Banda Magda, Petros Klampanis, and Omer Klein among others.
NITAI HERSHKOVITS - PIANO
Born in Israel to a Morrocan mother and a Polish father, Nitai started playing the clarinet at age 12, only to discover his love for the piano at age 15. Around that time, he was first exposed to the sound of jazz giants such as Wynton Kelly and Sonny Clark.
Nitai has performed and collaborated with many noted artists, among them- Jorge Rossy, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Tardy, Charles Davis, Mark Guiliana, Zohar Fresco, Steve Davis Diego Urcola and Robert Sadin He has also recorded for Daniel Zamir’s "Redemption Songs" (John Zorn's Tzadik) "One" (Hatav Hashmini), for flutist Ilan Salem’s album, "Wild "(Razdaz), in 2011, and for Avi Lebovich’s 2013 album, "Volcano". Nitai can also be heard on Layerz's "Things On Top of Eachother" (RawTapes/2014), featured artist on "All Original" (Razdaz/2014) and Sprouts' "Sprouts" (Indie/2013).
Nitai was awarded the highest scholarship given by the Israel-American Music Foundation (AICF) four years in a row between 2004 and 2010. Another highlight was his onetime prestigious Chase Scholarship award in 2009 sponsoring a B.A. degree at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music.
Nitai has had the privilege of touring all over the world and performing at many different venues: Salle Pleyel, Vienna Konzerthaus, l’Olympia, Alter Oper, North Sea Jazz Festival, Antibes Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, Montreux Jazz Festival, Barbican Center and Tonhalle, to name but a few.
Nitai has been collaborating with internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Avishai Cohen. Avishai released Duende (EMI/Blue Note) in May 2012. Nitai joins Avishai on the piano in this beautiful duet album and in the arrangement of two of the tracks. In November 2013, the album Almah (EMI/Parlophone) was released, featuring a string quartet and an oboe. The latest trio recording, From Darkness, was released in February 2015.