“Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world”
All About Jazz
"A Dream Thief" Album Release Concert (ECM, 2018)
Another Piano Prodigy right there. We are so psyched to present for the very first time at J.A.W Israeli born and New York based pianist Shai Maestro with his infamous Trio. Their last album on ECM is just a pure bless from beginning to end, on heavy rotation at the J.A.W H.Q since its release.
Shai is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an incredible musical fluidity, 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, “The Dream Thief” produced by the legendary Manfred Eicher, features the gifted pianist fronting his superlative trio with young and fellow Israeli Ofri Nehemya on drums and Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder, and also playing solo.
The trio began an intense schedule of touring the world, sharing stages with groups led by Chick Corea, Tigran Hamasyan, Esperanza Spalding or Diana Krall. With the latest albums, Maestro entered a new phase in his artistry: taking time, fearing less, daring more, and allowing the music to unfold organically, more than ever. Especially live, the natural developments made the trio one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz today.
Presented by ASK HELMUT | Digital in Berlin