Ari Hoenig

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Ari Hoenig
Ari Hoenig at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany
Background information
Born (1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 48)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer, Composer
Instruments Drums
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dreyfus
Associated acts One O'Clock Lab Band [(Punk Bop Band)]

Ari Hoenig (born November 13, 1973) is an American jazz drummer, composer and educator.


Hoenig was born in Philadelphia, to a vocalist father and violinist mother, exposed to classical and other music at an early age. He played both piano and violin, then rock and metal drums as a teen before settling into jazz. He attended Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts in summer 1990. He attended the University of North Texas College of Music for three years and was a member of the highly regarded One O'Clock Lab Band before relocating to New York. After the move to New York he began playing with fellow Philadelphia native Shirley Scott.

In 2005 Hoenig appeared with his group at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival alongside such jazz luminaries as Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdés.

Since 2005 Ari has appeared with many of jazz's finest up and coming guitarists such as Jonathan Kreisberg, a member of Ari's Punk Bop Band, and Israeli transplant Gilad Hekselman.


Other artists Hoenig has recorded with include Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Richard Bona, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Tigran Hamasyan, Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Fred Hersch, and the Jazz Mandolin Project. According to his website, Ari has also played on stage with Snarky Puppy, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, Pat Martino, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Dekel Bor, Mike Stern, Jonathan Kreisberg and Gilad Hekselman.


Hoenig's playing has been cited by diverse publications worldwide including the Los Angeles Times, Jazz Times, and The Jerusalem Post.

Discography as leader


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