Israeli pianist and composer Ari Erev is known for his warm piano sound and his harmonically-rich jazz compositions. Enjoy his modern Jazz music, with elements of classical music and with Latin influences at Technopolis 20, on Sunday, 14th of October 2018, at 8pm.
His music blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate, delicate and emotional style which is inspired by pianists such as Bill Evans and Fred Hersch, with an energetic, Latin-oriented and rhythmic drive. Following his latest album, ‘Flow’, he has been proclaimed “...one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today” by Edward Blanco, ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
His performance at Technopolis 20 will feature his original music, mainly from his latest album ‘Flow’, alongside a number of Latin tunes and a selection of contemporary interpretations for ‘Classic’ Israeli songs written by some of the best composers of the Israeli popular music.
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420.
A few words about the pianist
Pianist Ari Erev's music blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate, delicate and emotional style which is inspired by pianists such as Bill Evans and Fred Hersch, with an energetic, Latin-oriented and rhythmic drive.
The recording of "Flow" (2016), his latest album, establishes him as one of Israel's most melodic and sensitive modern jazz pianists and composers. Featured mostly on his own originals in this project, Ari leads a program that includes a top-notch rhythm section and guest soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen, and creates a personal and artistically-performed album, continuing his exploration of combining percussive Latin rhythms with the rich harmonies of post-bop Jazz.
"A Handful of Changes" (2012), introduced Latin-flavored jazz compositions and inspired playing and featured the brilliant, New York tenor-saxophonist, Joel Frahm. The album, which is based mainly on his own originals, plus two songs by Israeli composer Alexander Argov and a pair of jazz standards, was very warmly received by critics all over the world.
"...an impressive project indeed... a presentation of individual, inner beauty..."
(Alexander Ariff, Hard Bop Jazz Journal).
In 2008 he made his debut recording, a trio set entitled "About Time", playing a lyrical and emotional mix of original compositions, Jazz standards, and Jazz arrangement of Israeli songs.
Throughout his performance career, pianist Ari Erev cooperated with top-of-class musicians in the international and Israeli Jazz scenes. Among others, he cooperated with saxophonists Joel Frahm (USA), Rosta Fras (CZ), trumpeters Felice Reggio (Italy) and Hendrik Jorgenson (DK), bassists Tibor Csuhaj-Barna (Hungary), Tibor Elekes (Switzerland) and Petr Dvorsky (Cz), drummers Gasper Bertoncelj (Slovania/ISR) and Jiri Slavicek (CZ), and guitarist Marcelo Nami (BR/ISR) and vocalist Agnes Lakatos (Hungary), as well as many of the leading Jazz musicians in Israel, such as Bassist Eli Magen, percussionist Gilad Dobrecky and Vocalist Edna Goren, to name just a few.