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Ari Hoenig and Nitai Hershkovitz (USA/Israel)


Fri 9 Jun 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $48.00 ($45.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • CJC Members: $38.00 ($35.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Students: $38.00 ($35.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • CJC Student Members: $28.00 ($25.00 + $3.00 fees)
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CJC Creative Jazz Club, in association with Wellington Jazz co-operative, presents Ari Hoenig with Nitai Hershkovits in a special one-off Auckland concert.

"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." - Jazz Times

“Rhythm is a contact sport for Ari Hoenig”

“Expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "His style is characterised by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

Ari Hoenig:

One of the most exciting drummers in the world today, Ari Hoenig is known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming, emphasising complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members. He 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. He is also known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum by using drum sticks, mallets, and even parts of his body. 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 has produced 9 CDs as a leader. He has written and published 3 educational books, 4 educational DVD's and a songbook. Currently, his group tours worldwide and performs weekly at the legendary New York jazz club Smalls. Hoenig has performed/recorded with include Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter, Toots Thielemans, Pat Martino.

Nitai Hershkovitz:

" Hershkovits dances on the keys with the elegance of Fred Astaire and the melancholic wit of Charlie Chaplin" - Cem Akalin, General Anzeiger Bonn

"Hershkovits is a genuine prodigy - still only in his mid-20s but already playing with relaxed authority." - The New York Times

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