Shai Maestro Trio
Shai Maestro
Israeli Piano Virtuoso

Shai Maestro Quartet

SEP 22–25 | JHL NEW STANDARDS

Sep 24, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
SatSep 24
7:00 PM

$30

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SatSep 24
8:30 PM

$30

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First coming to prominence as a prodigious young pianist with bassist Avishai Cohen, Shai Maestro performs material from his 2018 ECM debut The Dream Thief with his sinuous trio. Beginning his classical training at five, the Israeli-born Maestro found a passion in jazz and received numerous scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Fund before embarking on a pivotal five-week Summer Performance Program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

Within weeks of being offered a full ride scholarship to Berklee, he was contacted by bassist and Chick Corea collaborator Avishai Cohen with an invitation to join his masterful trio featuring drummer Mark Guiliana. Their initial collaboration, 2008’s Gently Disturbed, was a staggering statement of intent that catapulted the then 21-year-old to international prominence and introduced the jazz world to Maestro’s free-flowing virtuosity and soulful melodicism. The pianist recorded three subsequent albums with Cohen while stepping out to form his own trio with Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Ziv Ravitz, releasing a self-titled debut in 2012. The trio has remained Maestro’s primary vehicle for expression, recording three assured discs for various labels, culminating in 2018’s The Dream Thief with new drummer Ofri Neyemya. Human marks Maestro’s sophomore release for ECM, expanding to a quartet with American trumpeter Philip Dizack.

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First known for work with bassist Avishai Cohen, Maestro performs material from his newest ECM album Human with his sinuous quartet.

Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.

All About Jazz

Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.

All About Jazz

Personnel

Shai Maestro piano
Philip Dizack trumpet
Jorge Roeder bass
Ofri Nehemya drums

An Israeli pianist with an attraction to sleek rhythmic forms and bittersweet harmony.

The New York Times

Personnel

Shai Maestro piano
Philip Dizack trumpet
Jorge Roeder bass
Ofri Nehemya drums

An Israeli pianist with an attraction to sleek rhythmic forms and bittersweet harmony.

The New York Times

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Shai Maestro Quartet

Human

Shai Maestro Quartet

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Shai Maestro Quartet

Human

Shai Maestro Quartet

In a Sentimental Mood

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