• 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

Whether performing in a packed European festival with his trio, or playing a late-night solo piano concert in a Tel-Aviv jazz club, pianist Ari Erev’s music always tells a story.

His highly melodic and richly harmonious music is rooted in the tradition of great modern jazz trios (Evans, Jarrett, Barron). At the same time, it draws substantial inspiration from energetic, fresh Latin rhythms, and from Israeli music, producing a mature voice of his own, as showcased in his latest album "Close to Home".

Described by 'All About Jazz' as “one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today” and praised by 'Bebop Spoken Here' for his “wonderful and beautiful… superb synergy of jazz and world music,... inspired, and spontaneous musicianship”, his audiences are deeply moved by the warm atmosphere he creates, where personal experiences are reflected in the music he performs.

Playing in some distinguished European venues and Jazz festivals, Erev cooperated with outstanding international musicians: Joel Frahm and Freddie Hendrix (USA), Rosta Fras (Czechia), Felice Reggio (Italy), Agnes Lakatos and Tibor Csuhaj Barna (Hungary), and Yuval Cohen ("3 Cohens"), to name a few.


Bansko Jazz Festival

Bansko Jazz Festival




"...expressive playing style and clever compositions, ...one of the finest pianists on the international jazz scene today."


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


"...an artist (that) shines with the unalloyed beauty, accessibility and blitheness... ...compositional mastery..."


"One of the most creative Israeli jazz albums I've listened to... Colorful, melodic music, full of emotion and sensitive playing. What else can one ask for?"    (Translated)

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Highlights


Some noteable Highlights include:

  • Appearance in four European Jazz Festivals - 2022-2023 (with Ari Erev Trio, and Ari Erev 'European Trio' ).
  • A Full-House "Close to Home" album release concert.
  • A Sold-out performance of his original music, in the Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival.
  • Releasing four albums, based mainly on his original compositions.
  • Playing alongside prestigious musicians such as Joel Frahm, Freddie Hendrix (USA) and Felice Reggio (Italy).
  • Tours in Europe - in Germany, Denmark, Poland, Czechia and Hungary, where he performed at notable venues such as: Reduta Jazz Club (Prague), B-Flat Jazz Club (Berlin) and OPUS Jazz Club (Budapest).
  • Regularly performing in Tel-Aviv leading Jazz clubs such as "Shablul Jazz Club" and "Beit Haamudim".


Albums


Latest Album:   "Close to Home"

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"Close to Home" tells the story of family members, close friends and familiar places, to whom we relate and feel deep emotions towards. The music melds highly-melodic Jazz, wrapped in rich harmony textures and Latin-inspired rhythms with soulful sound and sensitive playing conveying deep emotions and an artistically-performed personal voice.



Photo: Etan Rozin



"True twenty first century modern jazz sensibilities...
remarkable tonality and improvisational skills... Superbly presented...
Greatly enhances the profile of Israeli jazz on the world scene."


"...Beautifully melodic, with strong rhythmic presence...Erev is a wonderful songweaver... His magic touch on the keyboard is pure delight... with glimpses of Bill Evans lurking from above.

Another solid addition to Erev's recorded legacy, and a fine portrait of the diversity of Israeli Jazz... Highly recommended,"


"Ever the melodicist and bestower of hope and light... beauty which clearly amplifies its overarching title...
There's a warmth and a focus that... reflects the album theme.
'Falling in Place' is certainly an irresistible, tightly executed, good-time gem!"


"a pianist with a very rich imagination and an unlimited spectrum of perceiving the smallest subtleties and weaving them into refined sound structures.
...music (that is) elevated to the highest degree of color...
...a coherent, beautiful story, full of lyrical elation, lightness and natural openness...
A real dream team !"    (Translated)


"...Great music that is melodic, complex, surprising and very pleasing to the ear."    (Translated)


"Unusually lyrical pianist, a sort of Israeli Bill Evans,,..."


"Flow"
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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..."

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"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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Video


"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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Streaming



Projects

Leads and is involved with the following projects:


Project: "Open Possibilities"


This is Ari Erev's main project, largely based on his original compositions and usually performed as Trio or Quartet settings.
The music 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

Aside from the original compositions, the program frequently includes a number of Israeli songs written by the top composers of Israeli contemporary music, such as composer Alexander "Sasha" Argov, as well as interpretation for some carefully-selected, beautiful Jazz standards.
"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..." Gili Karev, MidnightEast.com.
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"Irit's Wave"
From album: "A Handful of Changes":


Project: "Havana Nights"


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.

Nocturno Quartet - Havana Nights

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




July 2 20:00
Intimate Jazz Trios
Jazz Standards

Pianist Ari Erev hosts guest musicians


Wine Bar Deli Vino
"Piano" center, 12 Natan Yonatan St. Natania.
Free admission.

July 30 21:00
Ari Erev Trio at Varna International Jazz Festival


With: Mihail Ivanov-Misho - Bass
          Borislav Petrov - Drums

Sep. 28 12:30
Ari Erev Trio
Saturday matinee with Standards, Latin and original compositions.

With: [To be announced]

"Beit Jamal" Monestary.
Directions: On road 38 southbard towards Beit Shemesh.
1.5 Km after Beit Shemesh, take left to Beit Jamal Monestary.

Oct. 27 19:30
Ari Erev Quartet
Standards, Latin and original compositions.

With: [To be Announced]

Beit Ha-Amudim
14 Rambam, Tel-Aviv. Reservations: 03-5109228 or
here.

Nov. 13 22:00
Light in Your Window
"Piano's Festival", Jerusalem

With: Tal Feder - Bass
        Amit Lorber - Drums
        Guest: Ofer Shapira - Saxophones.

Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Hall
20 Marcus St., Jerusalem. Tickets


Nov. 14-25 *
Europe Tour


14/11 - "Jazz Im Foyer", Pinneberg
15/11 - B-Flat Jazz Club, Berlin
16-11 - Jazzment Jazz Club, Szczecin, Poland
22-11 - ODT Światowid., Wroclaw, Poland
24-11 - Sącz Jazz Festival, Stary Sącz, Poland


Past Events


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