Ari Hoenig and Punk Bop (New York)

MON, 9th of March at Road Trip (243 Old St London, EC1V 9EY) RoadTrip 

and later
TUE, 10th of March at Zigfrid Von Underbelly (11 Hoxton Square, NW1 1NJ)

Remarkable, world recognized drummer presents his new album "Bert's Playground" as part of his European tour-
only UK dates.

Jonathan Kreisberg (guitar) (Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Lee Konitz)
Will Vinson (saxophone) (Chris Potter, Mike Stern, Mingus Big Band, Aaron Parks)
Danton Boller (bass) (Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Robert Glasper)

Ari Hoenig has a reputation for being a flexible, broad-minded jazz drummer who is open to a variety of musical situations -- some very straight-ahead and accessible, some of them more cerebral and abstract. Along the way, Hoenig has crossed paths with improvisers ranging from soul-jazz organist/pianist Shirley Scott to saxman Joe Lovano to guitarist Mike Stern. Hoenig has played with the very straight-ahead and traditional Bucky Pizzarelli, but he has also been employed by the left-of-center Dave Liebman (who is no stranger to jazz's avant-garde). Hoenig has been equally skillful in a bandleader/composer role as well as accompanist/sideman.

For the past 6 years, Ari has been a member of the Kenny Werner trio and Jean-Michel Pilc trio. He has shared the bandstand with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland and Wynton Marsalis. Today, Ari can also be found playing in the bands of any number of musicians, including Pat Martino, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Richard Bona, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Jazz Mandolin Project and Mike Stern.  

"Pliability is the outfits calling card-any one of the drummers elaborate constructions has the capability of morphing east or west. The specifics of the interplay are just as intriguing as the music's larger personality. A great example of an utterly vital NYC jazz band." ---VILLAGE VOICE

"A remarkable player with an uncommon penchant for melodicism on the kit, Hoenig has already put out two amazing solo drum recordings in which he plays the heads to familiar jazz standards by playing strictly skins, shells and cymbals with nothing more than sticks, brushes, mallets, hands and elbows.." ---Bill Milkowski JAZZ TIMES

"Expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality" "his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes. Ari Hoenig approaches jazz drumming with manic glee, and yet he’s exacting with texture and pulse, an irrepressibly kinetic drummer” ---Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES

"Ari Hoenig likes to get physical. He rubs saliva on his drums, jabs his elbows into them and pokes them like a mad genie. His albums (Time Travels, The Life of a Day) show a drummer in love with his instrument's sound, a man who has an ingenious ability to make music with anything he touches" ---PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

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