The Ari Hoenig trio, regular guests at prominent jazz venues around the world and at the NYC Smalls Jazz Club, are coming to Israel for the second time as part of the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat.
Ari Hoenig (45), American drummer, composer, educator and shaper of thought has an inquisitive heart and an exploring mind. Hoenig has become known over the years for his innovative drumming style expanding the sound of the drum kit (perceived by him as a melodic instrument) and his fascinating and surprising rhythmic arrangements oozing with his characteristic awesome sense of humor.
He began studying the violin and piano at a tender age and already in his early teens began exploring the drum kit that has instantly become a dedicated partner in his musical journey. Ever since, he has been constantly pressing on the importance of the drums as a central and irreplaceable part in the modern music setup.
Since the turn of the Millennium, Hoenig has participated in a variety of musical projects, recorded 12 albums, and led many ensembles including, Pilc Moutin Hoenig, widely known as “the three headed monster”, and the famous Ari Hoenig Punk Bop band recording live at the legendary NYC Smalls Jazz Club with Will Vinson, Jonathan Kreisberg, Danton Boller and pianist Tigran Hamasyan (“Punk Bop Live at Smalls”). The list of artists he has played with over the years includes some of the greatest musicians in the world jazz scene such as Shirley Scott, Mike Stern, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Richard Bona, to name a few.
Along his artistic career, Hoenig has become an established educator and visionary in the field of music and especially in regards to drums. He is on faculty at New York University and the New School for Social Research in New York City, writes a column for the prestigious Modern Drummer magazine, and publishes numerous educational materials and sheet music in textbooks, DVDs and video tutorials.
In recent years, Hoenig has collaborated with a great many prominent Israeli musicians in the NYC jazz scene, such as Gilad Hekselman, Shai Maestro, Eden Ladin and more. Accompanying him in his current trio are Nitai Hershkovits and Or Bareket with whom he has been performing regularly in leading Manhattan music clubs and worldwide, attracting the admiration of jazz fans around the globe.
The Ari Hoenig Trio
Ari Hoenig Drums
Or Bareket Bass
Nitai Hershkovits Piano
Photography: Jake Moses
Duration of the show: 60 minutes