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Ari Hoenig featuring Judi Jackson

Rehearsal Hall • Presented by Jefferson Center
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
Ticket Price:

General Admission - $30

(Plus a $3 service fee)


Guests of the Jazz Club performances enjoy desserts and coffee, provided by Kroger.

Ari Hoenig

"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz."

Born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Ari Hoenig, was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences.  His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist.  Accordingly, at 4 years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano.  He began playing drums at age twelve, and by age fourteen he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb’s JazzHaus.

Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas for three years, where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the “One O’Clock” Lab Band.  Wanting to be closer to New York City, in 1995 Ari transferred to William Patterson College in northern New Jersey.  He soon found himself playing for legendary Philadelphia organist Shirley Scott and working regularly in New York City.

Shortly thereafter, Ari moved into Brooklyn and found himself started playing extensively with a variety of groups, including Jean Michel Pilc Trio, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Joshua Redman Elastic band, Jazz Mandolin Project and bands led by Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Pat Martino, and Bojan Z.  He has also shared the stage with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Ivan Linz, Wynton Marsalis, Toots Thielemans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, and Gerry Mulligan, although he got kicked off the stage by security shortly thereafter.

...Read more at arihoenig.com

Judi Jackson

Based out of New York City, Judi Jackson has -according to her fans- consistently dazzled audiences with her soul and "talent that is generations ahead of her time." Known as a jazz vocalist and actor, Judi has enchanted audiences and captivated directors.

Judi Jackson is a multi-talented actor and jazz vocalist from Roanoke, Virginia born in 1993. With a “great tone, and poise that is beyond her years (Roanoke Times),” Judi has performed on a variety of stages with a myriad of world-class talents. Judi was introduced to the world of jazz through the Jefferson Center's Music Lab, a school for young artists and musicians to learn, practice, and perform their talents. At the age of 14 Judi was fortunate enough to meet Wynton Marsalis at the Jefferson Center performance hall after a show. He sent her a box of music the following Christmas that became the seed of inspiration for her development as a jazz vocalist. She began listening to and studying the sounds of Blossom Dearie, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mahalia Jackson, amongst many other greats. She continued studying over the next several years and started gaining more experience as a performer by opening for acts such as Mavis Staples. Shortly thereafter she released her first album, “Crashing down” with Judi and the Giants, on the Music Lab's label. Judi has shared the stage with Snarky Puppy, and recorded her original piece, “Only Love”, last spring with the Grammy award winning group.

...Read more at judijackson.net

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