pianist tamir hendelman
RICHARD RODGERS REINVENTIONS
Thursday, May 19th @ 8:00 PM
Kerrytown Concert House is honored to welcome pianist/composer/arranger Tamir Hendelman, for a special solo performance playing his own take on the music of Richard Rodgers! In Richard Rodgers Reinventions, Hendelman celebrates this great American musical theater composer, who from the 1920’s through the 1960’s contributed countless classics that entered the jazz repertoire. Playful, tender, bittersweet and thrilling, Rodgers’ melodies are a perfect match to the lyrics of Lorenz Hart and later Oscar Hammerstein. Artists from Ella to Miles to Coltrane made these songs their own.
An award-winning jazz pianist, Hendelman has performed with jazz greats including Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton, and Barbara Morrison. He is known for his imaginative and sensitive playing and arranging on his own trio recordings and those of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2000, as well as his work with Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini, Graham Dechter, Richard Galliano and Claudio Roditi. His latest CD, Destinations reached #1 in the US jazz charts, and other recent recordings include Graham Dechter’s Minor Influence and Jeff Hamilton Trio’s Catch Me If You Can.
In this rare solo appearance at Kerrytown Concert House, Hendelman will take a journey through Rodgers’ music to see where it leads us!
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed by third party within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 5. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Pianist, composer and arranger Tamir Hendelman is known for his imaginative and sensitive playing and arranging on his own trio recordings and those of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2000-2001, as well as his work with Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand and Roberta Gambarini, Graham Dechter, Richard Galliano and Claudio Roditi.
As a youth, he moved from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition, performing in Japan and the Kennedy Center, attending Tanglewood in 1998 and receiving a Bachelor of Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music in 1993. His interest in the intersection of jazz and classical music was nourished by early study with pianist/composers including Clare Fischer and Billy Childs.
When Tamir Hendelman premiered John Clayton’s version of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite in 2001, Mr. Peterson wrote: “It was a satisfying but strange feeling… to hear a new young voice make some exhilarating and thoughtful solos in the spaces I used to occupy in those pieces…”
Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Arizona MusicFest and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, and recently was one of several UCLA composers to be commissioned for pianist Inna Faliks’ Reimagine Project. He has been on the faculty of UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music since 2005 and given numerous workshops in universities and music programs in the US and abroad.
His latest CD, Destinations reached #1 in the US jazz charts. The album takes listeners along on a voyage of musical discovery, from originals to Jobim, Keith Jarrett and Maurice Ravel. Recent recordings include Graham Dechter’s Minor Influence and Jeff Hamilton Trio’s Catch Me If You Can.