Following the launch of his sixth album Human, on ECM, jazz pianist and composer Shai Maestro brings his dynamic music to the EFG London Jazz Festival.
On Human, Maestro’s outgoing, highly-communicative band with Ofri Nehemya on drums and bassist Jorge Roeder becomes a quartet with the inspired addition of trumpeter Philip Dizack. Shai’s expansive pianism is well-matched by Dizack’s alert, quick-thinking approach to improvising. And, as ever, Maestro is taking the music forward while also respecting its sense of tradition.
Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an incredible musical fluidity, making him and his band one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz world today. Shai Maestro was invited to perform with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Keitaro Harada at Tokyo Metropolitan Theater in August 2019. The programme consisted of Miho Hazama’s first piano concerto as well as Shai’s original music.
Maestro also recorded four albums, toured the world and played at some of the world’s most renowned venues and festivals with the Avishai Cohen Trio. The trio performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2018.