“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
“His piano style fits into a particular modern tradition, one that combines ultra-clean classical technique with a strong interest in repetitive, almost looping figures and romantic melodies” – Stereogum
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 band one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in jazz today.