23Arts returns to the Mountain Top Library with this free community concert featuring pianist Ehud Asherie as he interprets the works of the legendary Brazilian pianist and composer Ernesto Nazareth.
Asherie, named "a master of swing and stride" by The New Yorker, has performed at venues from Smalls to the Rainbow Room, from Lincoln Center to The Village Vanguard, and has worked with a broad range of musicians including Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, and Clark Terry.
Free admission & All ages welcome
Ehud Asherie, "a master of swing and stride" (The New Yorker), is a jazz pianist who integrates the venerable New York piano tradition into his inventive style. Born in Israel in 1979, Asherie lived in Italy for six years before his family moved to New York. Though he began playing piano as a child, his passion for jazz came later—with a Thelonious Monk cassette tape—and his first visit to Smalls Jazz club in Greenwich Village. Largely self-taught, or rather, “old-schooled,” Asherie learned the ropes at Smalls, spending the wee small hours of his early teens becoming a fixture of the late-night jam sessions. Mentored by the late Frank Hewitt, Asherie began to develop “his virtuosity and his ear for clean, crisp lines“ (The Star-Ledger). Read more