“Through a poetic stroll in the world of cycles we discover what the essence of what music should be. “ Jazz News
Most sought after pianist in the international jazz scene and a regular companion of trumpeter Avishai and Bassist Omer Avital, Yonathan Avishai made refinement his trademark. Elected by “Jazz Magazine” as the “Foreign Musician of the year” for 2019, Yonathan is a true storyteller, giving the impression that he composes silence and sculpts melodies. In 2019 he releases two albums for the prestigious label ECM Records, “Joys and Solitudes” in trio and “Playing the room” with Avishai Cohen, confirming his taste for elegance and an extremely expressive minimalism.
Based in France, pianist Yonathan Avishai is undoubtedly one of the most singular voices of his generation. Whether through a concert, in a theater project or in a workshop, this unique musician, shares his passion for sound, music and its history. Yonatan’s original style revives the basic elements of jazz – swing, blues, and improvisation – in a very personal way.
Inspired by artistes such as Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Art ensemble of Chicago and Mark Rothko, Yonathan creates an emotional and colorful poetic world. He strives to deepen the dimension of his music, packing each note with a dramatic charge. It is through an economy of means and experimenting with cycles that this music takes form. In his music minimalism is a mean of observing movement and attaining the essential, the poetry.