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Summer Jazz Guest Artist: Ari Hoenig

Brooklyn-based drummer Ari Hoenig tours the globe and leads several of his own groups which play his original music including the Ari Hoenig Quartet, Nonet and Trio. In 2016, Ari Released The Pauper and the Magician on AH-HA Records. It features the quintet of Shai Maestro on piano, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Tivon Pennicott on Sax and Orlando Le Fleming on bass. On this record, Ari explores the link between story telling and jazz by creating a soundtrack to the improvised and sometimes twisted stories he tells his two small children.

Ari wrote the book – literally – on “Melodic Drumming”, as well as several others including “Intro to Polyrhythms.” As an educator, Ari teaches privately and is on faculty at New York University and the New School for Social Research in New York. He gives clinics and lectures at music schools and universities worldwide, and wrote an educational column for Modern Drummer magazine. Learn more about him at on his website. Or, head over to YouTube and type “Ari Hoenig” into the search box. But be careful as you are liable to lose several hours!

Ari will be playing and teaching at Milestones Summer Jazz Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13-14. Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the world’s great jazz drummers!


Enjoy a few videos from one of our 2017 Milestones Summer Jazz guest artists, drummer Ari Hoenig.