Mi 19. September 2018

Benny Sharoni & Oliver Kent Trio (USA/A)

Benny Sharony: tenor saxophone
Oliver Kent: piano
Uli Langthaler: bass
Oleg Markov: drums

Tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni is a bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the U.S. and European jazz scenes. Fusing together classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman, Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. The repertoire includes unique arrangements of standards from the American Songbook, as well as dynamic original compositions. Benny’s most recent recordings, “Eternal Elixir” and “Slant Signature”, captured the hearts and ears of jazz listeners and critics, earning tremendous acclaim in the jazz world:

“...Sharoni’s crack quartet brings [an] exhilarating groove……..he’ll let out an r&b-style honked bell note amidst nimble lines, and wax free in climax to an otherwise rail-running foray” (Michael Jackson, DownBeat Magazine)

"filled with talent and verve and amazing music on top. It's one of a kind, a bebop tour de force of the highest calibre" (Reuben Klein, The Ear)

“…a voice quite his own, demanding to be heard on common ground with other practicing giants” (Raul D’Gama Rose, All About Jazz)

“...a tenor saxophonist with a big tone and a hard-driving style” (Scott Yanow’s LA Jazz Scene)