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Ari Hoenig


ARI HOENIG BIOGRAPHY Born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Ari Hoenig, was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at 4 years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve, and by age fourteen he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb's JazzHaus. Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas for three years, where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the “One O'Clock” Lab Band

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”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 is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz.” —-JAZZ TIMES

“Rhythm is a contact sport for Ari Hoenig” “expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality” “his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. —-Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES

“Ari Hoenig is a Magician!” —-BATTEUR MAGAZINE

“Ari Hoenig, a disconcerting phenomenon of the drums” —-JAZZMAN MAGAZINE”

Postbop daredevil Ari Hoenig turns jazz drumming into a thrilling high-wire act. —-Time Out New York

Ari Hoenig likes to get physical

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Discography

Bert's Playground

Bert's Playground

Dreyfus Records
2009

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Inversations

Inversations

Dreyfus Records
2007

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The Painter

The Painter

Smalls Records
2004

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