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Yuri Honing

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 Instrument

Sax, tenor

Location

Amsterdam, 1055 TM

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

contact the Amsterdam Conservatory at www.cva.ahk.nl

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Albums

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North Sea Jazz...
Jazz In Motion Records
2013
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Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: True
Yuri Honing Acoustic...
Challenge Records
2012
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White Tiger
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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