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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

From the very start saxophonist Yuri Honing entered the jazz scene in the early nineties, he found new ways to move people with his slightly melancholic sound and crystal clear constructions he uses for his improvisations. He started playing a/o with his famous Yuri Honing Trio - which celebrates its 15 th anniversary in 2005 - but also with highly acclaimed Dutch artists such as pianist Michiel Borstlap, trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and saxophonist Benjamin Herman.

The year 1996 is a turning point in Honing's career when he and his trio recorded 'Star Tracks', consisting of jazz arrangements of pop songs. This release caused a momentum: national and international press praised him not only for his capabilities as a saxophone player, but he was also considered one of the new leading voices in jazz. And Honing's interests went beyond jazz and pop, while improvising freely with legendary pianist Misha Mengelberg (their duo CD 'Playing' was nominated for an Edison Jazz Award, the Dutch version of the Grammy) or even exploring new grounds with virtuoso musicians from the Middle East. With this last experiment, Honing made the music of the Arab world accessible and recorded it....
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Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationAmsterdam, 1055 TM

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/Backgroundcontact the Amsterdam Conservatory at www.cva.ahk.nl

Music

Featured recording “White Tiger”

White Tiger

Jazz In Motion Records
2010
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    North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2013
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    Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: True

    Challenge Records
    2012
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    White Tiger

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2010
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    Phase Five

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2009
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    Seven

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2001
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    Memory Lane

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2001
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    Lively

    Jazz In Motion Records
    2000
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