Ari Hoenig featuring Jean-Michel Pilc & Francois Moutin

Fri, Aug 19, 2022

Ari Hoenig featuring Jean-Michel Pilc & Francois Moutin

with Francois Moutin and Jean-Michel Pilc

Born in Philly, Ari was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor & classical singer, his mother a violinist & pianist. So, when he turned 4, Ari began studying piano & violin. He took up the drums at 12 and by age 14 was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians in the Philadelphia clubs.

Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas and William Patterson College before landing regular gigs with Shirley Scott and in New York City.

After moving to Brooklyn, Ari found himself playing extensively with Jean Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Joshua Redman, and with artist such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, and Joe Lovano.

Francois Moutin

The Moutin brothers—bassist Francois and drummer Louis—formed the Moutin Factory Quintet back in 2013, expanding on their already established musical ties while giving further credence to the notion that twins share a special bond and language. The band's debut—Lucky People (Plus Loin, 2013)—was engaging, full of strong work and showing great potential; Deep is that potential fulfilled. Everything is in its right place here. Sparks fly and instruments alternately sting and sigh, as swift action figures into this exquisitely-shaped work of thinking men without ever overextending its influence.

Jean-Michel Pilc

Praised for his improvisations, pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants. He worked with Harry Belafonte as his musical director and pianist and performed a duet with the legendary opera singer Jessye Norman. An active solo performer, who’s appeared in concert internationally, Jean-Michel has released four critically acclaimed solo piano records: Follow Me(2004),Essential(2011),What Is This Thing Called?(2015), and his solo double CD, Parallel(2018). Jean-Michel Pilc joined the roster of Canada’s premiere Jazz label Justin Time Records in September 2020. Since then, a series of singles were released and compiled into the EP Visions (2021) which was featured on selective playlists like Amazon's playlist "The Pocket", Apple Music's playlist, Jazz Chill. Jean-Michel Pilc performs magic as an improvising soloist, and as a leader of jazz trios. During his Improvisation Workshop Project (IWP), he shares the art of improvisation with musicians of all improvisatory backgrounds in a collaborative, enchanting process

Dinner & Show $75 includes 3 course chef tasting menu

General Admission $25 - a la carte menu available

20% Gratuity will be added to your bill, on the dinner portion of your package ($50 -- $10/per person), in addition to any additional items. Gratuity does not include the ticket price or taxes.

Watch the show here: Chris' Jazz Cafe Live (inplayer.com)



Born in Philly, Ari was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor & classical singer, his mother a violinist & pianist. So, when he turned 4, Ari began studying piano & violin. He took up the drums at 12 and by age 14 was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians in the Philadelphia clubs.

Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas and William Patterson College before landing regular gigs with Shirley Scott and in New York City.

After moving to Brooklyn, Ari found himself playing extensively with Jean Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Joshua Redman, and with artist such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, and Joe Lovano.

Francois Moutin

Jean-Michel Pilc