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Roni Ben Hur Brings His Trio To Blues Alley On March 20

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Ben-Hur evokes the sprightliness of jazz’ contemporary guitar generation, dripping away each intricate refrain like melodic water. He harmonizes with his distinctive starry-eyed flair, setting forth a waterfall of pristine and pensive elaborations.
Critically acclaimed guitarist Roni Ben-Hur will perform with his trio, featuring bassist Harvie S and drummer Sylvia Cuenca, at Blues Alley on March 20. Ben-Hur– born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, based in New York City—has recorded more than a dozen albums as leader or co-leader. The Blues Alley show is partially sponsored by the Israeli Embassy. “Roni is an extraordinary musician. It is a pleasure and an honor to welcome him to Washington,” said Delphine Gamburg, Cultural Attache at the embassy of Israel in Washington.

Known for his sweet tone, infectious rhythm, lush harmonies and innovative improvisation, Ben-Hur effortlessly straddles the world of straight ahead jazz and the realm of samba jazz, evidenced by his work with masters in both fields, from pianist Barry Harris to vocalist Leny Andrade. His work has consistently earned him accolades from prestigious media outlets. The New York Times praised his “crisp, fluid style” and Time Out New York called him “a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.” The New York City Jazz record said, “Ben-Hur evokes the sprightliness of jazz’ contemporary guitar generation, dripping away each intricate refrain like melodic water. He harmonizes with his distinctive starry-eyed flair, setting forth a waterfall of pristine and pensive elaborations."

His latest recording project – to be released in spring 2018 via the Jazzheads imprint—finds him in league with bassist Harvie S. and drummer Tim Horner, exploring classics by jazz composers from Billy Strayhorn and Thelonious Monk to Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson. The album, titled Introspection, also includes Brazilian numbers by Baden Powell and Ary Barroso, plus a Jerome Kern standard.

Ben-Hur will perform two shows at Blues Alley, at 8:00 and 10:00 PM. Tickets are $22.00

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