CANCELLED Thus May: 14 Ari Hoenig Trio @Seven Arts 8pm

Ari Hoenig drums, Tom Ollendorff guitar, Conor Chaplin bass.

Busy top-notch NYC drummer makes a welcome return visit to Leeds with a trio of guitarist Tom Ollendorff and bassist Conor Chaplin. They deliver sharp, streetwise modern jazz that borrows as much from drum ‘n’ bass as much as it does from pristine ECM and dirty Downtown aesthetics.

Ari Hoenig is one of the jazz worlds most respected and innovative drummers. A prolific bandleader and sideman, he has appeared on over a hundred recordings and worked with a diverse spectrum of artists including Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman and Chris Potter.

“He’s got Rhythm of every variety” ” trickles of rhythm seeping into all the cracks and at regular intervals he changes the rhythm, pouring it out or stoppering it, turning its emphasis around, subdividing or refocusing it and making it follow the melody.” –Ben Ratliff New York Times  “Ari Hoenig, a disconcerting phenomenon of the drums” —JAZZMAN MAGAZINE”

Support (8-8.30pm) is from the Rory Mann Quartet; Rory on guitar, Michael Kempster (Book) on piano, Joe Wilkes (Yaatri) on bass and James Law (NYJO) on drums. They play a mixture of my own original compositions as well as contemporary jazz repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thus May 14 Ari Hoenig Trio @Seven Arts Leeds £16/14

Tickets here

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