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Music, Sat 20 Jul 2019

Leeds Jazz Festival 2019: Shai Maestro Trio + Brig

Leeds Jazz Festival 2019: Shai Maestro Trio + Brig

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SHAI MAESTRO is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. He has made his name touring with bassist Avashai Cohen but since 2011 he has shaped a strong and unique personal identity of his own making Shai and his trio one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz today.

Shai’s fifth album and first album for the famous label ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher, was released this year – “The Dream Thief”, featuring the gifted pianist fronting his superlative trio with young and fellow Israeli OFRI NEHEMYa on drums and Peruvian bassist JORGE ROEDER – the trio you will see in Leeds.

Shai Maestro began playing classical piano at age five and graduated with honors from the Thelma Yellin High School of Performing Arts in Givataim, Israel. After winning the National Jazz Ensembles Competition “Jazz Signs” in 2002 and 2003 and receiving excellency scholarships 2004-2010 from the America-Israel Cultural Fund for jazz piano, Maestro attended Berklee College of Music’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program in Boston, where he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Berklee full-time—an offer Maestro ultimately declined.

Maestro’s intuitions proved right: just a few weeks later, he received a phone call from bassist Avishai Cohen, known for his long-time collaboration with Chick Corea as well as for his successful band-leading career. The bassist called to invite Maestro to join the Avishai Cohen Trio with drummer Mark Guiliana. Maestro recorded four albums with the Avishai Cohen Trio, including two on Blue Note Records: Gently Disturbed, Sensitive Hours, Aurora, and Seven Seas. The trio toured the world and played at some of the world’s most renowned venues and festivals.
In July 2010, Maestro formed his own trio and just a few months later, recorded their well-received first album, ‘Shai Maestro Trio’, for the French label Laborie Jazz. The trio began an intense schedule of touring the world, playing up to 80 concerts a year and sharing stages with groups led by Chick Corea, Tigran Hamasyan, Esperanza Spalding, and Diana Krall. In 2012, the trio released their second album for Laborie Jazz, entitled ‘The Road to Ithaca’, making an even more personal and intimate statement, going back to the essence of their being: unedited and raw.

2018 marked an important year for Shai, signing with major jazz label ECM and recording his first album “The Dream Thief” there, featuring his trio, but also him as a solo-pianist. Introspective, lyrical, virtuose and differentiated. The fall of 2018 saw Shai perform in more than 15 countries worldwide, including most of Europe, Japan and the USA.

Doors open 6.00pm Music starts 6.30pm.

Support (6.30-7.15pm) will be from the duo of London-based French jazz singer BRIGETTE BEHERA (VOCALS) with FRANK HARRISON (PIANO)

Tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleedsfestival2019 [https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleedsfestival2019]

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Jul 2019 18:00 to 00:00

Prices

£20 full price (£10 concessions for 25 and under)

Address

3 Quarry Hill,
Leeds,
LS2 7PD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

TRAIN
Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

COACH
Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

ROAD
Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

CAR PARKING
Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality