Last summer I had the pleasure of catching the Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft in Berlin. For those looking for a great place to celebrate Christmas in German capital, Arik and the Trio will be playing live the Schlot Jazz Club on the evening of the 25 December.
Arik Strauss is an international jazz pianist and composer born in Israel and currently living in Berlin. Throughout his long career Arik has lived and performed in New York, Israel and Paris and toured Japan. During his time in New York Arik performed regularly with top musicians, such as Ron McClure (Double Bass), Akira Tana (Brums), Shonzo Ono (trumpet) and Montigo Joe (Percussion). In 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 Ellington and worked directly with Mercer Ellington, Duke’s son and the band’s leader.
Back in his native Israel, Arik initiated the jazz department at the Givaataim Conservatory and in 2010 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. Arik relocated from Israel to Berlin two years ago and since this time has started to become a fixture on the Berlin scene. In June this year Arik released his latest CD titled “Closing the Circle”
Joining Arik at Schlot will be his regular trio featuring Andrea Andrea Marcelli on Drums and Bassist Hendrik Nehls along with Special guest, Czech saxophonist and flautist Joe Kucera. The concert starts at 9:00pm and entry is free of charge so you’ll need to be early as space is limited.
Date: 25 December 2019
Venue: Schlot Jazz Club
Address: Kunstfabrik Schlot, Invalidenstraße 117, 10115 Berlin
More information can be found at the venues website here.
Last modified: December 23, 2019