Ari Hoenig

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Ari Hoenig
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Ari Hoenig at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany
Background information
Born (1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 40)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Occupations Drummer, Composer
Instruments Drums
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dreyfus
Associated acts One O'Clock Lab Band [(Punk Bop Band)]

Ari Hoenig (born November 13, 1973) is an American jazz drummer, composer and educator.

History[edit]

Hoenig was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a vocalist father and violinist mother, exposed to classical and other music at an early age. He played both piano and violin, then rock and metal drums as a teen before settling into jazz. He attended Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts in summer 1990. He attended the University of North Texas College of Music for three years and was a member of the highly regarded One O'Clock Lab Band before relocating to New York. After the move to New York he began playing with fellow Philadelphia native Shirley Scott.

In 2005 Hoenig appeared with his group at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival alongside such jazz luminaries as Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdés.

Since 2005 Ari has appeared with many of jazz's finest up & coming guitarists such as Jonathan Kreisberg who's a member of Ari's Punk Bop Band and Israeli transplant Gilad Hekselman

Collaborations[edit]

Other artists Hoenig has recorded with include Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Richard Bona, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Tigran Hamasyan, Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Fred Hersch, and the Jazz Mandolin Project. According to his website, Ari has also played on stage with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, Pat Martino, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheney, Dekel Bor, Mike Stern, Jonathan Kreisberg and Gilad Hekselman.

Reviews[edit]

Hoenig's playing has been cited by diverse publications worldwide including the Los Angeles Times, Jazz Times, and The Jerusalem Post.

Discography as leader[edit]

  • Jazzheads (1999)
  • Time Travels (2000)
  • The Life of a Day (2002)
  • The Painter (2004)
  • Kinectic Hues (2005) (DVD Video)
  • Inversations (2007)
  • Bert's Playground (2008)
  • Punkbop (2010)
  • Lines of Oppression (2011)

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