Ari Erev
Jazz Pianist and Composer

"His touch and intimate feel for the melody
is absolutely gorgeous.."
Adam Baruch, jazzis.com

 






News

April - June 2014:
Selected Jazz performances:
See also Schedule Page.

Last Months News

Janurary - March 2014:
Our new musical cooperation with the young and very talented vocalist Anna Spitz. turned out to be a great performance! The Nocturno Quartet hosting Anna for a special production of "Nights of Havana", at the "Shablul Jazz Club", on 28/3. See more details here.

Selected Jazz performances:
- Trio performance in the picturesque Artists Vilage Ein-Hod, with Gilad Ephrat (Bass) and Gideon Pasahov (Drums). 22/2 at 16:30.
- Every Tuesday at King George Restaurant at the Tel-Aviv University.
- Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 5/3, 20:30),
- With Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Nami, at Lulu Kitchen & Bar, 12/3 at 21:00, and @Cafe Dalia, Tel-Aviv, on 31/3 at 21:00.
- See also Schedule Page.



November-December 2013:
Selected Jazz performances:
- Every Tuesday at King George Restaurant at the Tel-Aviv University.
- Jazz and Latin - with Kobi Salomon and Roni Ben-Ezra, Cafe Dalia, on 28/10.
- Jazz at Western Galilee - Ari Erev Quartet, featuring Steve Lowry (Trumpet/Vocals) - at "Liliana" @Kibuz Yasur, on Nov. 8th.
- Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 6/11, 4/12m 20:30),
- AVP Trio in "Beit Jamal" Monestary, with Philippe Gottlieb (drums) and Vinnie Venkov (Bass) - Saturday, Dec. 7th at noon (12:30).
- See also Schedule Page.



September-October 2013:
Selected Jazz performances:
- Every Tuesday at King George Restaurant at the Tel-Aviv University.
- Jazz at Sunset - at the Beach Bar, Caesarea, on 30/8.
- Jazz and Latin - with Kobi Salomon and Roni Ben-Ezra, Cafe Dalia, on 28/10.
- Ari Erev Quartet, featuring Steve Lowry, at "liliana", Kibutz Yasur, Western Galilee, on 29/10.
- Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 9/10 20:30),
- See also Schedule Page.



June-Aug 2013:
I am excited about the new musical cooperation between our Nocturno Quartet with Latin vocalist Perla Malcos.
Another program will take place at "Shablul Jazz", on 26/7. See more details here.

Recently I have started to cooperate with Guitar virtuoso Marcelo Nami (Brazil/Israel). We are playing an eclectic program mixing Choro, Bossa Nova, other music from central america, Jazz and some of our original composistions. Our debut performance will take place at Cafe Dalia on 26/6, and then again on 5/8 (same place).

Jazz performances:
- Every Tuesday at King George Restaurant at the Tel-Aviv University.
- "Brazil and More...", with Marcelo Nami - Cafe Dalia, on 26/6 abd 5/8.
- Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 3/7 20:30),
- "Noches de La Habana" (Nights of Havana) - Shablul Jazz, on 26/7.
- See also Schedule Page.



April-May 2013:
Jazz performances:
- Every Tuesday at King George Restaurant at the Tel-Aviv University.
- - Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 5/6 20:30),
- "Noches de La Habana" (Nights of Havana) - Latrun Museum, (Latrun 25/5),
- See also Schedule Page.



Feb-March. 2013:
Jazz performances:
- Solo Piano at: Levontin Piano Bar, (Tel-Aviv 22/2, 20:00),
- Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 6/2 20:30),
- See also Schedule Page.


Jan. 2013:
Jazz performances:
- "Nocturno Quartet with vocalist Perla Malcos" - (5/1, Shablul)

Other performances at:
- Solo Piano at: Levontin Piano Bar, (Tel-Aviv 25/1, 20:00),
- Cafe Louise, (Tel-Aviv 28/1, 20:00). - Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 2/1 20:30),
- See also Schedule Page.


Dec. 2012:
Jazz performances:
- "Handful of Changes" - (4/12, Naharia)

- Piano Solo performance at "Saloona" (22/12, Jaffa)

Other performances at:
Cafe Louise, (Tel-Aviv 10/12, 20:00), Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 12/12 20:30), Havana Club (Tel-Aviv 21/12 20:00),


November 2012:
Jazz performances:
- Nancy Wilson Tribute - with Vocalist Tami Gerassi (14/11, Shablul).

Other performances at:
Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 7/11 20:30), Cafe Louise, Tel-Aviv (19/11, 20:00).


Sep./Oct. 2012:
Jazz performances:
Piano Solo performance at "Saloona" (29/9, Jaffa)

Another performance featuring the material of "A Handful of Changes" (13/10, Ozen-Bar).

Other performances at:
Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 5/9 20:30). Beit Jamal (8/9 12:30) with Anat Levy-Raz (Shablul 9/9 21:00).

August 2012: A nice review by Alexander Ariff in Hard Bop Jazz Journal
See Highlights and Links to full reviews.


April-May 2012: Jazz performances at:
Beit Jamal (5/5 12:30) Kamelia (Kfar-Saba 9/5 20:30). Cafe Neto (Haifa, 28/05 21:30),


May 2012:
"...Extraordinary outing..., ...in the best tradition of mainstream, straight-ahead jazz."

Edward Blanco reviews "A Handful of Changes" for All About Jazz.
April 2012: More great reviews for "A Handful of Changes" by Omer Shomrony (Globes), Rob Young (TheUrbanFlux.com) and Chris Spector (Midwest Record). See Highlights and Links to full reviews.


March 2012: Excellent reviews for "A Handful of Changes" written by Yossi Harsonski, Adam Baruch (jazzis.com), Ahser Kesher (Yediot Tel-Aviv), Gili Karev (MidnightEast.com). Hightlights and links to full reviews here.


March 2012: Album Release Parties for the release of A Handful of Changes scheduled for 20/3 (Shablul Tel-Aviv, 21:30) and 23/3 (Levontin 7, Tel-Aviv, 16:00).


February 2012: Nocturno Quartet at Rosh Hanikra (29/2).


February 2012: New Album:
A Handful of Changes is now released!
CD Release parties scheduled for 20/3 (Shablul Tel-Aviv, 21:30) and 23/3 (Levontin 7, Tel-Aviv, 16:00).


October 2011: Europe tour: Zurich, Switzerland, in Oct. 12, 13 and 14, Hamburg, Germany on Oct. 17, and in Copenhagen on Oct. 21th. More details in my "Schedule" page.

Aug-Sep 2011: Completed the studio recording of my upcoming album project with a great team of fantastic musicians: Joel Frahm on Tenor and Soprano saxophone, Gilad Dobrecky (percussion), Eitan Izcovich (drums), and the bass part is split between Arie Volinez and Tal Ronen. Ofer Shapiro, on Clarinet and Alto saxophone, joins in two tunes. Album release dated planned for early 2012.

January 14: AVP Trio in "Beit Jamal" Monestary, with Philippe Gottlieb (drums) and Vinnie Venkov (Bass), and with guest saxophoist Eden Bareket.

January 26: Received an invitation to perform the "Jazz from the Heart", my Bill Evans tribute program, in Beit Shapira Jazz Series, organized by Ofer Portugaly, in Petach Tiquva. Guest vocalist will be Julia Feldman.



 

 

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Welcome to jazz pianist and composer Ari Erev's web site!

The music of pianist and composer Ari Erev blends a deep classical touch, producing an intimate, delicate and emotional style 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.


Albums

"A Handful of Changes", his latest album, 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.   (read more...)

His album, "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.

  "Piano playing with a lot of elegance and sensitivity... it is evident it is performed with great love and with a thorough acquaintance and respect for the history of Jazz..."
(Barak Weiss, artistic director, Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival).   (read more...)



"A Handful of Changes" (2012)

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Front cover of "A Handful of Changes"

"...A masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..."

"About Time" (2008)

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"About Time" recording at Bardo Studios

"This album is jazz in its true form...
5 STARS.."



Current Projects

Leads and is involved with the following projects:

 

 
"A Handful of Changes" Recording,
Open Possibilities



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



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

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Playing at USP/Jazzlounge,
Prague, Czech Republic, Sep 2008.

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