During his stay in New York Arik performed regularly with top musicians, such as Ron McClure (contrabass), Akira Tana (drums), Shonzo Ono (trumpet) and Montigo Joe (percussions). During this period Arik was a mainstay of the New York club scene and led a regular session at Birdland. As an arranger Arik collaborated on a tribute concert to Duke Elington and worked directly with Mercer Elington, Duke’s son and the band’s leader.
Back in his native Israel, Arik has recently initiated a jazz department at the Givaataim Conservatory and holds a teaching post there. In 2010 he was chosen by Israel’s Ministry of Culture and Sport for a six months’ artist in residence program at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2017 Arik relocated to Berlin where he performs regulay with his new Trio featuring Andrea Marcelli and Jonathan Robinson.
Date: 20 April 2018
Venue: Club der polnischen Versager
Address: Ackerstr. 168 – 10115 Berlin