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Bobby Avey

Bobby Avey

Jazz / Classical / Experimental Sunnyside, NY  US


  • 2015

    Apr 19

    Paris, FR | 8:30pm
  • 2015

    Apr 18

    Paris, FR | 9:30pm
  • 2014

    Dec 7

    Bristol, BST, UK | 7:30pm

    Miguel Zenon (Alto Sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Bobby Avey (piano), Michael Janisch (bass), Jordan Perlson (drums) Praised by the New Yorker magazine as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star on the international jazz scene. Having won the highly esteemed the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2011, for composition, he has gone from strength to strength. A solo piano album entitled Be Not So Long To Speak, came out in April 2013. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times deemed it “A record of mystery, patience, imagination and clear design. Keep an eye on this guy.” A trio album followed and has led to this unique project and a line-up of current “Most Wanted” players stateside. Indeed Puerto Rican; Miguel Zenon apart from gracing the bands of Kenny Werner, the stunning pianist Danilo Perez and Jeff Ballards group; is also on the front cover of Downbeat magazine in the USA for the month of December, and has a 5-page spread inside!: Bobby Avey is a current member of David Liebman’s ‘Expansions’ and the Dave Douglas Quintet. He is a past Yamaha Young Performing Artist on piano and graduated from Purchase Conservatory of Music, Summa Cum Laude 2007. Also in 2011 Avey received the New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development grant from Chamber Music America. The grant enabled Avey to travel to Haiti to record a Voodoo (Vodou in Haiti) Ceremony in the small village of Soukri and then create an hour-long suite grounded in rhythms found in Haitian Voodoo drumming. The suite, entitled Authority Melts From Me, pays homage to the Haitian Revolution and is his debut for Whirlwind Recordings. This tour is short and takes in venues such as The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Band on the Wall; Manchester, Leeds College of Music, Pizza Express in Soho, London and the CBSO in Birmingham and us here in Bristol. "It’s really some masterful ensemble work. You can’t help but wonder where the last hour went. As you restart the recording, you realize that you just don’t care." Mark Saleski "(Avey) has created a cliché-free work of progressive jazz that's virtually cinematic in its intensity. ‘Authority Melts From Me’~ sees Avey break through as a composer of sophistication and depth" Bradley Bambarge (Downbeat) http://www.bobbyavey.com/

  • 2013

    Feb 1

    New York, NY, US | 7:30pm

    Marko Djordjevic on Drums and Compositions Bobby Avey on Keys and Desmond White on Bass http://www.svetimarko.com/ Sets at 7:30, 9:30, & 11:30pm.

  • 2012

    Oct 12

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 9:00pm



Bio: Praised by the New Yorker magazine as, “A young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community. Avey recently won the 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition for composition. Additionally,he was awarded the 2011 Chamber Music America Ne...See Full Bio




““ A young pianist of invention and refinement.””

— The New Yorker

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