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As a drummer, Ari Hoenig’s success has been unprecedented. Growing up in Philadelphia, his parent’s influence exposed Ari to a variety of alternative musical experiences.

His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist.

Ari Hoenig – Modern Drummer Magazine

Accordingly, at six years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve and by age fourteen, he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus. He soon found himself playing for legendary Philadelphia organist Shirley Scott and working regularly in New York City. They released two records on the Smalls Records label: Both records received rave reviews and Fanfare Magazine listed “The Painter” as one of the top 5 records of hhoenig In Ari signed a multi record deal with Dreyfus Records and released his first record for them, “Inversations.


The fall of kicked off a long CD release tour, taking the group through Spain, Italy, and Finland, as well as various cities in the U. Currently Ari leads two bands which both play his original music.

Ari looks forward to his next Dreyfus release on which “Punk Bop” will be joined by Chris Potter on tenor. Ari’s other group is a trio that he co-leads with noenig partner pianist Jean Michel Pilc. After playing in each other’s trios for some time, Ari and Jean Michel formed the Hoenig Pilc Project in to meld their two trios into a single, uniquely bold musical statement.

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Ari plays often with these two groups at his regular Monday night gig at Smalls in the Joenig. He also uses this gig to present other side projects and experiments he is working on at the time. They represent an ambitious tribute to the melodic possibilities of the drum set.


Ari continues to build on the concepts of these two records by playing largely improvised solo concerts using a regular four piece drum kit and no percussion. Inin affiliation with the National Endowment for the Arts, Ari was awarded a “Meet the Composer” grant to perform his compositions with his own group.

Ari Hoenig Trio

He gives clinics and lectures at music schools and universities worldwide, and writes a regular educational column for Hoejig Drummer magazine. In collaboration with bassist Johannes Weidenmueller, Ari has finished a book on metric modulations due out in Mel Bay Publishing. Click here to become a member Attention: Ari Hoenig Drums archived shows.

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