• 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





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Jazz pianist and composer Ari Erev performs regularly in Israel and in Europe in Piano Solo or Trio settings.

His music 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:   "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,,..."



"...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)

(more reviews...)


Some noteable highlights include:
  • 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) and OPUS Jazz Club (Budapest).
  • Regularly performing in Tel-Aviv leading Jazz clubs such as "Shablul Jazz Club", "Beit Haamudim" "Levontin 7" and "Terminal 4".


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News


New Album - "Close to Home" released June 2021 !!

Release Concert: June 26, at Shablul Jazz, Tel-Aviv

with special guests, Yuval Cohen (Soprano) and Hadar Noiberg (Flute)
and with Assaf Hakimi on Double-bass, Gasper Bertoncelj on Drums and Gilad Dobrecky on percussion.



Albums

"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..."

(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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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"

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.
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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.

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



Schedule

Upcoming Events




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July 1 19:30
AVP Trio

Baba Yaga, 12 Ha-Yarkon St. Tel-Aviv.
Reservations: 03-5167305.


July 8
20:30
Journey among the Stars - Revital Raviv Sings Hollywood.

*** SOLD OUT ***
Tribute to the great Hollywood Musical's.

With: Revital Raviv | Ari Erev | Meny Welt - bass | Amir Bar Akiva - drums

Ilana Gur Museum,
4 Mazal Dagim, Old Jaffa. Reservation: 03-6837676


Jul. 14 20:30
Ari Erev Trio, with vocalist Daria Lebedeva
Standards and vocal Jazz.

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


July 15 20:30
Ari Erev Trio - Guest: Hadar Noiberg (Flute)
Original compositions, standards and Latin tunes

With: Gilad Dobrecky - Drums
         Assaf Hakimi - Bass

Lehavim Comunity Center.

Aug. 12
20:30
Journey among the Stars - Revital Raviv Sings Hollywood.
Tribute to the great Hollywood Musical's.

With: Revital Raviv | Ari Erev | Tal Feder | Shay Zelman - drums

Home Concert, Beni-Atarot


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