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Shai Maestro Trio At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Shai Maestro Trio At BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Shai Maestro began playing classical piano at the age of five an,d after discovering Oscar Peterson at the age of eight, he fell in love with jazz. After turning down offers from prestigious American music schools, at 19 he joined the band led by bassist Avishai Cohen featuring Mark Guiliana on drums. With that trio he toured with great success all over the world. A few years back he moved to Brooklyn, where he formed his own trio in 2011. ...

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Shai Maestro: The Dream Thief

Read "The Dream Thief" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Having built a considerable reputation with fellow Israeli, bassist Avishai Cohen, on his fully realized, fulfilling ECM debut, The Dream Thief, pianist Shai Maestro readily creates a searching lyrical atmosphere, a unique blend of chamber improvisation, emotional eloquence, and communal virtuosity that serves the music and its grand moment of creation. Maestro sets off with a delicate, spontaneous solo reading of the evocatively haunting “My Second Childhood," by popular Israeli composer (and Maestro's teacher) Matti Capsi. Built on ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Shai Maestro Trio: Untold Stories

Read "Untold Stories" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world: a world of wonders, excitement, beauty, and uncertainty. Sounds of intrigue, expressions of joy, introspective thoughts, and heightened intensity all come to the fore at one time or another as Maestro, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Ziv Ravitz open up and share themselves through the music. Right out of the gate, these three men establish themselves as high energy players and shrewd sculptors of rhythm ...

INTERVIEW

Shai Maestro: Music as a journey of being a human

Read "Shai Maestro: Music as a journey of being a human" reviewed by Urszula Orczyk

This article was originally published in the Polish magazine JazzPRESS Shai Maestro, talented 27-year-old pianist and a composer, has earned his spurs being a part of Avishai Cohen's band. Now he has a band of his own--Shai Maestro Trio (although he says it's not “his" band but “theirs": Shai, Jorge Roeder and Ziv Ravitz). The group has released two albums so far--in 2012 Shai Maestro Trio and in 2013 The Road to Ithaca. In this interview, taken at ...


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