Shai Maestro Quartet
September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Shai Maestro photo by Gabriel Baharlia
Monday, September 26
Town Hall Seattle, Forum
One of the most talented and promising pianists of his generation, Shai Maestro’s strong and unique personal identity has led him to create an incredible musical fluidity, making Maestro and his band one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in jazz today. On his most recent album Human (ECM) (written mostly during the pandemic and released in 2021), Maestro teamed up with an international ensemble—Israeli drummer Ofri Nehemya, Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder, and US trumpeter Philip Dizack to create an “elegant, expansive, emotionally charged and beautiful” (All About Jazz) artwork. For this tour, Shai maestro will again team up with these musicians.
While comfortable leading on his own albums (to date Maestro has six albums), Maestro strives to be inventive with other artists’ album projects—most recently with, Theo Bleckmann, Mark Giuliana, and Ben Wendel.
A consummate performer who tours both locally and internationally, Maestro is always searching out new opportunities. Pushing himself into new arenas, he has started arranging his music for large orchestras, scoring music for films, and to top it all off has just signed with Sony. Not to be missed, Maestro is “a formidable composer and performer who frequently fashions sounds into the stuff of improvised fantasias’ (The Guardian).
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