Ari Hoenig, Tom Ollendorf and Nitai Hershgovits
Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Ari Hoenig drums
Nitai Hershkovits piano/keys
Tom Ollendorf guitar
Ari Hoenig is a jazz drummer, composer, and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members.
He is joined on piano tonight by Nitai Hershkovits who has been described as a "Genuine prodigy" by BBC music. Nitai's dynamic playing crosses boundaries and genres thanks to a light, elegant touch that conveys a full spectrum of deep emotions and contrasts.
Completing the trio is London-based Tom Ollendorf, who is garnering a formidable reputation as a melodic and imaginative guitarist.
"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." Jazz Times