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The music keeps on going! Ben Williams played a beautiful mini set for the The Jazz Gallery ‘s online concert series. I played the first one a few days ago and will play another one on April 29th. It’s great to spend time with people in these quarantined crazy days. Thanks Rio Sakairi for always making things happen. We gonna be alright. ... See MoreSee Less

Thu March 26th

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Sweet shared memories❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Wed March 25th

Melismetiq is a band of friends - Arthur Hnatek, Ari Bragi Karason, Rick Rosato and yours truly - that exists for a long time, we play only a few shows a year (for many years now) but every time we get together it’s really special. We recorded a live album last year and today the first single “unison” came out. Check it out. Full album coming soon! Ari Bragi Karason Arthur Hnatek #RickRosato ... See MoreSee Less

Fri March 20th

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about shai maestro

“The tremendous history of jazz is a great inspiration but also a great challenge. We each have our own individual gift, which is the choices we make – whether we turn to major or minor, whether we play pianissimo or fortissimo at a key moment. I always try to remember to embrace history while not trying to be anything or anyone else – to let the music come out of me.” – Shai Maestro

“Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.” – All About Jazz

“…Shai Maestro, obsessed with pacing, offers us dynamic music. The notes scroll in a continuous burst, his dialogue with his drummer is explosive, going from a ballad to offensive punk. Carefully avoiding engaging a riot of immature virtuosity, aptly-named Maestro imposes his style on this thin line, sometimes romantic, but never in excess” – Louis Michaud, Les Inrockuptibles

Shai Maestro (1987) is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. 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 Shai and his trio one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in jazz today.

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