"Ehud Asherie is one of the musicians I look for whenever I'm in New York, and if he’s not on the road, I usually get lucky and find him at a piano somewhere in town." -- Tom Reney, JazzTimes
"Shuffle Along, Ehud Asherie's new album, touches upon tunes by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle which will be heard in the upcoming revival of the historic 1921 Broadway production of the same name, but the skillful pianist isn't riding anyone's coattails. The project-actually recorded two years ago-reveals a passionate craftsman joyfully at ease with pre-swing idioms." -- The New Yorker
"Asherie draws on his knowledge of ragtime, stride, bebop and modern jazz to to give these these near century old tunes a contemporary luster….He has taken this Blake/Sissle work of art and put his own musical personality—one that seems every bit as rhapsodical as Blake's—into the mix with admirable and enchanting results." -- AllAboutJazz
Last seen at The Shedd over 8 concerts at Oregon Festival of American Music 2013, jazz pianist extraordinaire Ehud Asherie stops at the Jaqua Concert Hall Saturday November 5 on tour in support of his new CD, Shuffle Along: Solo Piano.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket
program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America
and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.