• 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.

Latest 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


Here are some of the upcoming Jazz performances:

  • Dec. * 20:30
    Intimate Jazz Duets
    Every Thursday: Hosting a guest Jazz musician at Red and White wine bar, Jerusalem. See details here.


  • Dec. 6 20:30
    Ari Erev Trio with Vocalist Tami Gerassi. Jazz standards
    at Kamelia.


  • Dec. 27 20:00
    Nancy Wilson Tribute, with vocalist Tami Gerassi, Ilana Gur Museum Old Jaffa.


  • Jan. 9 20:00
    Brazil and More... with Marcelo Nami, at Hotam Ha-Cafe, Ramat Hasharon.


  • Jan. 29 20:30
    Open Possibilities - Quartet, in Mediatheque, Holon.


  • Feb. 22 20:30
    Open Possibilities - Studio Theatre, Haifa.


  • Mar. 9 22:00
    Ari Erev Quartet at Beit Ha-Amoudim Jazz Club, Tel-Aviv.






See also detailed events information in the Schedule Page.


Albums

Latest Album:   "Flow" (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

More Videos...

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.
(read more...)


"Sombra Nada Mas"
Vocalist: Anna Spitz


Upcoming Events


Weekly Thursdays
20:30
Intimate Jazz Duets - Hosting a guest Jazz musician.
Standards and Original Music
7/12 - with Steve Peskoff (Guitar)
14/12 - with David Michali (Bass)

Red and White Wine Bar of Mamila Area.
8 Shlomo Hamelech St. Jerusalem.
Reservation: 02-6451212 or send a message at the bar's Facebook page.

Dec. 6 20:30
Ari Erev Trio, with vocalist Tami Gerassi
Standards and vocal Jazz.

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


Dec. 27
20:30
Tribute to the music of Nancy Wilson
With vocalist Tami Gerassi
Ilana Gur Museum, 4 Mazal Dagim, Old Jaffa. Reservation: 03-6837676

Jan. 9 20:00
Trio: Ari Erev (p) | Marcelo Nami (guitar) | Leon Habib (drums)
Latin/Brazilian music and some Jazz standards and originals.

Hotam Ha-Cafe, 81 Sokolov St., Ramat Hasharon.
Reservations: 03-5478020, Admission: 35 NIS.


Jan. 29 20:30
Open Possibilities - Performance based on "Flow" album music and more
With: Ehud Ettun (bass), Yuval Cohen (sax.), Gasper Bertoncelj (drums).

Mediatheque, Holon.
Reservations: 03-5021552

Feb. 24 20:30
Open Possibilities - Performance based on "Flow" album music and more
With: Tal Feder (bass), Lenny Sendersky (Sax.), Amit Lorber (drums).

"The Studio" Theatre, 142 Ha-Nassi Blvd, Haifa.
Reservations: 04-8100104

Mar. 16 20:30
Ari Erev Quartet
Standards, Latin and original compositions from "Flow"

With: [to be announced]

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

Mar. 24 11:00
Nights of Havana
Nocturno Quartet featuring vocalist Anna Spitz

With: Kobi Salomon, Gilad Dobrecky (percussion), Anna Spitz (vocals), Tal Feder (Bass)

Home Concert, 3 Klonimus st. Tel-Aviv.
Reservations: 054-4794699.

Mar. 26 20:30
Open Possibilities - Performance based on "Flow" album music and more
With: Tal Feder (bass), Lenny Sendersky (Sax.), Amit Lorber (drums).

Cinemateque, Rosh Pina
Reservations: 04-6801453

Jun. 9 11:00
Nights of Havana
Nocturno Quartet featuring vocalist Anna Spitz

"The Cuban Revolution on Jazz"
Jerusalem Cinemateuqe event, as part of the "Concerto" series
Lecture by Roii Ben Sira, Concert and screening of the movie: "Chico and Rita"

With: Kobi Salomon, Gilad Dobrecky (percussion), Anna Spitz (vocals), Tal Feder (Bass)

Jerusalem Cinemateque, 11 Hebron st. Jerusalem.
Reservations: 02-5654333 or in the Cinemateque web site.

Past Events


Contact

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