• Ari Erev

    Jazz Pianist, Composer

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

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Upcoming & News

April - September 2015:

Excited to share the band stand with some of Hungary's key figures of the improvisational music: Csuhaj-Barna Tibor (Bass), Agnes Lakatos (voice) and Jeszenszky Gyorgy (drums). This happens in Budapest's Kombo Jazz Club.

And another exciting performance - the Nancy Wilson Tribute with vocalist Tami Gerassi and friends, at ADAMA, in Zichron Yaakov.
Here are some of the upcoming Jazz performances:

  • weekly Mon./Thu. 19:00
    Every Monday and Thursday at Ritz Carlton Hotel Lobby, at the Herzliya Marina. (please check for last minute changes).

  • weekly Tue. 19:00
    Every Tuesday at Herods Hotel Patio, at the Herzliya Marina. (please check for last minute changes).

  • Sep 9 20:30
    Ari Erev Trio - with vocalist Chen Levy. Jazz standards. at Kamelia.

See also detailed events information in the Schedule Page.

Albums

"...Erev's piano playing is delicately executed... an impressive project indeed... a presentation of individual, inner beauty..."
Alexander Ariff, Hard Bop Jazz Journal

"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.  

"A Handful of Changes"

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Front cover of "A Handful of Changes"

"A Handful of Changes" (2012), 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.


"...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


"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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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. "A Handful of Changes" (2012), 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.

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 last album "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: "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.
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"Sombra Nada Mas"
Vocalist: Anna Spitz


Upcoming Events


weekly Mon./Thu. 19:00
AVP Trio plays standards.
Herzliya Ritz Carlton
Every Monday and Thursday night at 19:00. at the Herzelia Marina - Ritz Carlton Hotel Lobby.

( Please check with me, for last minute changes!!! )

weekly Tue 19:00
Jazz Duet - playing standards.
The Herods - at the Hertzelia Marina
Every Tuesday night at 19:00. at the Herzelia Marina - Herods Hotel Patio.

( Please check with me, for last minute changes!!! )

Sep 9 20:30
Ari Erev Trio - with vocalist Chen Levy.
Jazz standards.

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


Sep 24
20:30
Tribute to the music of Nancy Wilson
With vocalist Tami Gerassi
ADAMA, 8 Ma'ale Ha-Rishonim St. Zichron Yaakv. Reservaction: 04-629-3183. 50 NIS.

Past Events


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