Philadelphia native ARI HOENIG was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at 4 years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve, and by age fourteen he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus. He’s shared the stage with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Ivan Linz, Wynton Marsalis, Toots Theilmans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny and Gerry Mulligan among many others.
“The blending of Latin music with jazz harmony and improvisation has produced more than a mere hybrid, as a survey of New York’s younger players would reveal. MANUEL VALERA, a Cuban pianist in his mid-20’s, illustrates that evolution handily: postbop and classical romanticism are as integral to his vocabulary as Latin folk forms, and they all find natural expression in his music.”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times-
Ari Hoenig / Drums
Manuel Valera / Piano
Tom Guarna / Guitar
Ari Hoenig & Manuel Valera Trio at Terraza 7 on Friday October 10th, 2015 at 9:30 pm.
$10 cover for mezzanine