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Shai Maestro Trio (IL)

Free admission

He was still very green when Shai Maestro was asked by bassist Avishai Cohen to join his trio with drummer Mark Guiliana. Maestro recorded four albums with the Avishai Cohen Trio, including two on Blue Note, and toured the world and played at some of the world’s most renowned venues and festivals. Maestro quickly developed into a mature pianist and last year he signed to ECM Records for his fifth album. All the while, he has continued to contribute to recordings of Avishai Cohen, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, and Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet to critical acclaim.

Shai Maestro was born in Israel and started playing jazz as a teenager, while training as a classical pianist. Since day one, Oscar Peterson has been his example. At the Berklee College of Music in Boston he came into contact with other talented jazz musicians. In Cohen’s band, Maestro learned how to improvise and this eventually led to his first album in 2012. Last year marked an important year for Shai, signing wi...

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Line up:
  • Shai Maestro (piano)
  • Jorge Roeder (double bass)
  • Ofri Nehemya (drums)

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