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Now Hear This 2022-23
Ehud Asherie
Ehud Asherie
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
"His time is impeccable, his left hand formidable, his touch nuanced." – Ted Panken, DownBeat
"A passionate craftsman joyfully at ease with pre-swing idioms." – The New Yorker
"Buoyant interpretations leap from fluid, Art Tatum-ish runs to shimmering, Bill Evans-like harmonies." – The London Sunday Times
Largely self-taught, or rather, "old-schooled," Asherie learned the ropes at Smalls, spending much of his early teens becoming a fixture of the late-night jam sessions held at this now legendary Greenwich Village club in New York City. Mentored by the late Frank Hewitt, Asherie began to develop "his virtuosity and his ear for clean, crisp lines" (The Star-Ledger). Later, an admiration for earlier piano styles took hold; soon enough Asherie had absorbed them into his playing becoming, in the words of The New Yorker, "A master of swing and stride." His present style combines this broad tradition, merging idioms into a distinctly personalized approach.
Among numerous albums recorded as sideman, acclaimed album releases under Ehud Asherie’s leadership have included Shuffle Along which reinterpreted the music of Eubie Blake, Organic, which finds Asherie on organ, and Upper West Side and Lower East Side, duet projects featuring the saxophonist Harry Allen and his trio recording Music Makes Me. Asherie’s most recent trio recording is Wild Man Blues on the Capri Label.
Ehud has worked with a broad range of musicians including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Wycliffe Gordon, Catherine Russell, John Pizzarelli, and Charles McPherson, and has performed at clubs and festivals in South America, Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. His playing can be heard on numerous celebrated recordings, including the 2010 Grammy Award winning soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
Beyond his dedication to jazz music, Ehud Asherie has also developed a passion for traditional Brazilian music. He has performed and recorded with acclaimed brazilian artists like Wilson das Neves, Duduka da Fonseca and Maucha Adnet. His appreciation and profound knowledge of the music can be heard in his new project “Discovering Ernesto Nazareth”.
Mar 2NHT 2012-13Ken PeplowskiJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2013Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2013Thanks For The MemoryJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2013SmileJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2013As Time Goes ByJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2013Body And SoulJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2013I Love To SingaJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2013Going My WayJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2013Shall We DanceJaqua
Nov 5NHT 2016-17Ehud AsherieJaqua
Nov 4NHT 2017-18Ehud Asherie & Hilary GardnerJaqua
Feb 13NHT 2018-19Ehud AsherieJaqua
Nov 12NHT 2021-22Ehud AsherieJaqua
Nov 12NHT 2021-22Ehud AsherieJaqua
Mar 2-5OFAM Winter 2022When You're SmilingJaqua
Mar 3OFAM Winter 2022Jazzin' The BluesJaqua
Mar 4OFAM Winter 2022Rockin' In RhythmJaqua
Mar 6OFAM Winter 2022Fascinating RhythmJaqua
Jan 18-21OFAM 2023 WinterLazy BonesJaqua
Jan 19OFAM 2023 WinterFlying HomeJaqua
Jan 20OFAM 2023 WinterGroovin' HighJaqua
Jan 22OFAM 2023 WinterHot HouseJaqua
Apr 19NHT 2022-23Ehud AsherieJaqua
Ehud Asherie appears in these Now Hear This 2022-23 events:
Wednesday Apr 19
7:30 pEhud Asherie: Irving Berlin
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