• Ari Erev

    Jazz Pianist, Composer

    "a gifted artist... one of the finest pianists
    on the international jazz scene today."

    Edward Blanco, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

  • Ari Erev

    Jazz Pianist, Composer

    "His touch and intimate feel for the
    melody is absolutely gorgeous.."

    Adam Baruch, jazzis.com

  • Ari Erev

    Jazz Pianist, Composer

    "Once in a while, an artist shines with the
    unalloyed beauty, accessibility and blitheness.."

    Adrian Pallant, AP-Reviews.com

About


The music of pianist and composer Ari Erev blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate, delicate and emotional style which is inspired by pianists such as Bill Evans, Kenny Barron and Fred Hersch, with an energetic, latin-oriented and rhythmic drive, such as those found with pianists Michel Camilo and Michell Petrucciani, to produce a mature voice of his own.

New Album:   "Flow" (2016)


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"Flow" is a personal and artistically-performed album which combines percussive Latin rhythms and rich harmonies of post-bop Jazz with gentle and expressive piano touch.


"excellent new material,... a remarkable performance from a gifted artist whose expressive playing style and clever compositions, elevate him as one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today."

"Beautiful Waltz, modulations that generate hope, bounties and consonance..."

(more on Flow...)


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Upcoming & News

April - Septemeber 2016:


We had a great success with the performance of "Nocturno Quartet" in the prestigious "ELMA" Art and Performance Hall" in the town of Zichron Ya'akov, a hall considered to be one of the best performance halls in Israel.
The hall was completely full and the audience was very tuned to our music. Lot's of fun!

On 19/10, I will have the honor of hosting the great Israeli pianist Avi Adrian, in a Duet performance in the 'Hotam Ha-Cafe' place in Ramat Hasharon. We are now preparing ourselves to this special performance which will include original material (of both of us) as well as standards.

I am also excited to get ready for the visit of the hungarian "Voice and Bass" Duet (Agnes Lakatos - voice, and Tibor Csuhaj Barna - on Bass) in Israel, scheduled for the beginning of November. In addition to their performance as Duo, we will cooperate in a Quartet setting in a three-concert tour in Israel (Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Mitzpe Ramon)


All this comes after a few months of celebrating my new album "Flow".

With me in this project are some really GREAT musicians: Eli Magen (bass), Ron Almog (drums), and distinguished guests: Yuval Cohen (soprano sax.) and Gilad Dobrecky (percussion).
Bill Tsur contributes his magic on the sound front.

Thanks all for your beautiful playing and for your musical friendship!

Ziv Regev has contributed the beautiful design and the cover picture is by photographer Paul Damien.

The album is getting great responses. See: Flow Page.
Both release shows - in Shablul Jazz Club and in The Zone (HA-Ezor), in Tel-Aviv - were a big success.- Hanger 13, Tel-Aviv Harbor.
Between the two I had a Central European tour (Hungary and Czech Republic) in mid-April.

"Flow" is available for purchase on Amazon, iTnues, cd-baby and bandcamp (see: here... ).


Here are some of the upcoming Jazz performances:

  • Nov. 2 20:30
    "Voice and Bass" (Hungary), Israel Tour
    at Shablul Jazz, Tel-Aviv



  • Nov. 3 20:30
    "Voice and Bass" (Hungary), Israel Tour
    at "The Studio Theatre", Haifa



  • Nov. 4 21:30
    "Voice and Bass" (Hungary), Israel Tour
    at Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club



  • Nov. 23 20:30
    Ari Erev Trio - (To be announced) Kamelia.








See also detailed events information in the Schedule Page.


Albums

New Album:   "Flow" (2016)

Availability: March 1st, 2016

(Listen, Buy, Read more...)




"Flow" is a personal and artistically-performed album which combines percussive Latin rhythms and rich harmonies of post-bop Jazz with gentle and expressive piano touch.


"excellent new material,... a remarkable performance from a gifted artist whose expressive playing style and clever compositions, elevate him as one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today."

"Beautiful Waltz, modulations that generate hope, bounties and consonance..."

(more on Flow...)

"A Handful of Changes"

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Front cover of "A Handful of Changes"

"A Handful of Changes" (2012), features Joel Frahm on saxophones, and combines Latin-flavored jazz compositions with modern straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.


"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..."
Gili Karev, MidnightEast.com.
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"About Time"

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"About Time" recording at Bardo Studios

"About Time" (2008) features a piano Jazz trio playing a lyrical and emotional mix of Jazz standards, original compositions and Jazz arrangement of Israeli songs. All are performed with sensitive interplay that draws from the legacy of the great mainstream jazz trios.

"This album is jazz in its true form... 5 STARS.."
John Gilbert, eJazzNews.com.
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Listen


"Jump into the Water"
From album: "Flow":

"Latin Currents"
From album: "Flow":

"Open Possibilities"
From album: "A Handful of Changes":

"Precious Present"
From album: "A Handful of Changes":

"About Time" album presentation,
Jazz Series at the Givatayim Theatre

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Playing at USP/Jazzlounge,
Prague, Czech Republic

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Current Projects

Leads and is involved with the following projects:

Project: "Open Possibilities"

The OPEN Group combines Latin-flavored jazz compositions with modern, straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.

Open Group in 'Ha-Ozen' club, Tel-Aviv

The band repertoire is mostly based on original compositions by the group's pianist and leader Ari Erev, mainly from his two latest albums "Flow" and "A Handful of Changes". The band also plays its own Jazz arrangements for a number of Israeli songs written by one of Israel's greatest composers - Alexander "Sasha" Argov, as well as its own interpretation for some Jazz standards.
"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..." Gili Karev, MidnightEast.com.
(read more...)


"Irit's Wave"
From album: "A Handful of Changes":

Project: "Nights of Havana"

Inspired by the music of central and south America, the Nocturno quartet plays the music of these countries' great composers: Jose Sabre Marroquin (Mexico), Martin Rojaz (Cuba), Astor Piazzola (Argentine), Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), among others.

Open Group in 'Ha-Ozen' club, Tel-Aviv

Using these wonderful compositions as a base, the quartet integrates the romantic elements of Cuban and Mexican Bolero's, and the Latin tempi of south America, and adds its own modern Jazz interpretation and open improvisation, blending it with original and middle-eastern material.
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"Sombra Nada Mas"
Vocalist: Anna Spitz


Upcoming Events


Nov. 2-4 20:30
Voice and Bass Duo - Israel Tour
With:

Ágnes Lakatos - Vocals
Tibor Csuhaj-Barna - Bass

Ari Erev - Piano
Gasper Bertonclej - Drums

2/11 20:30 - Shablul Jazz Tel-Aviv.
            Reservations: by phone: 03-5461891, and on-line..
3/11 20:30 - "The Studio" Theatre, Haifa
4/11 21:30 - Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club

Nov. 23 20:30
Latin Quartet
Latin Jazz.

Kamelia Kfar Saba - Kochav Yair road, 09-7990028, Free Admission.


Dec 7
20:30
Tribute to the music of Nancy Wilson
With vocalist Tami Gerassi
Ha-Para Bar, Shavei Zion. Reservation (phone or sms): 050-7220091. 60 NIS.

Mar. 30 20:30
Performance based on "Flow" album music
With: Eli Magen (bass), Yuval Cohen (sax.), Gilad Dobrecky (percussion).

Beit Shapira 20 Hertzel St.. Petah-Tiquwa.
הזמנות: 03-9052349/50.

Past Events


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