Thursday April 24 – 8pm
At the Alliance Française Auditorium
$20 in advance, $22 at the door (cash only!)
Jazz pianist and composer, Omer Klein embarks on an 8-date Canadian tour in support of his latest release, To The Unknown. Launched internationally April 2013 on the French label Plus Loins, To The Unknown features the Omer Klein Trio with bassist Haggai Cohen Milo and drummer Ziv Ravitz playing 9 new compositions by Klein. The album instantly entered the playlists of TSF Jazz in France, WDR in Germany and Radio 6 in Holland. The release was followed by extensive touring in Europe, Japan, USA and finally, Klein brings To The Unknown to Canada. The tour begins April 9thin Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. Klein will be performing with bassist, Haggai Cohen Milo.
Klein grew up in Israel, where he is considered "One of the most fascinating artists that have emerged from this country in the last decade" (City Mouse, Tel Aviv). He studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York under Fred Hersch. He became a notable member of the NYC jazz scene, performing at Blue Note and Carnegie Hall.
In recent years, Klein lives in Germany and tours worldwide. He has released 4 albums to great acclaim. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the first prize at the International Jazz Hoeillart Competition in Belgium, and the Förderpreis for Musik 2013 awarded by the city of Düsseldorf.
Omer Klein's music has been called "borderless" by the New York Times and "astonishing" by Westdeutsche Zeitung.