Yuri Honing

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Yuri Honing - Jazz modern creative Live Act in Amsterdam

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Yuri Honing, saxophonist / composer, the Netherlands
Yuri Honing is one of Holland’s most important saxophone players (according to the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD and the Oxford Introduction to jazz) with touring experience in over 80 countries and a discography of almost 30 titles.
Honing played and recorded with greats as Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Paul Bley. In 2001 Honing received the Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy) for his recording Seven, featuring Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motion.
In 2009 he released for Universal ‘Phase Five’, a pop album where he collaborated with o.a. international acclaimed popstar Sarah Bettens.
For years Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing has been considered one of the main representatives of European jazz, a/o as a result of his successful Yuri Honing Trio. The record Star Tracks (1996) caused his international breakthrough - Honing built a unique personal style, based on jazz, pop and non-western musical traditions.
He also played and record with the godfather of the Dutch impro, Mischa Mengelberg, lead a group called ‘Oriënt Express’ which was based on a blend of jazz and traditional music from the Middle East, made a classical album with pianist Nora Mulder, and an album with big orchestra arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.
Since a couple of years Honing leads his acoustic quartet with ECM recording artist Wolfert Brederode, Icelandic bassplayer Gulli Gudmundsson and Dutch drummer Joost Lijbaart.
The grup toured and performed on major festivals in Europe, Asia and South America.
In 2012 Yuri Honing was awarded with the Boy Edgar Prize, the most prestigious jazz prize in the Netherlands.
Press about Yuri Honing
Full of expressiveness and lyricism (.... ) they gave an impeccable concert and made clear why they are so acclaimed in the European jazz circuit
- Buenos Aires Herald
From note one you know that saxophonist Honing has ‘got it’ and that tone can cut through your soul!
- The Independent
Consistently thoughtful and definitively swinging Honing has it all
- The Guardian

A hell of a saxophone player! 
- Herald Tribune

Yuri Honing, saxophonist / composer, the Netherlands
Yuri Honing is one of Holland’s most important saxophone players (according to the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD and the Oxford Introduction to jazz) with touring experience in over 80 countries and a discography of almost 30 titles.
Honing played and recorded with greats as Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Paul Bley. In 2001 Honing received the Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy) for his recording Seven, featuring Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motion.
In 2009 he released for Universal ‘Phase Five’, a pop album where he collaborated with o.a. international acclaimed popstar Sarah Bettens.
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Past Gigs Yuri Honing

  • 12 | 2014 Utrecht - NL Tivoli Vredenburg
  • 11 | 2014 Mumbai, India NCPA
  • 11 | 2014 Bangalore, India Jazzfestival
  • 11 | 2014 Pune, India Shisha cafe
  • 11 | 2014 Neuburg - D Birdland
  • 11 | 2014 Heilbronn - D Cave 61
  • 10 | 2014 Guangzhou, China Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2014 Hong Kong, China Duddell's
  • 10 | 2014 Shenzhen, China B10 live house
  • 10 | 2014 Changsha, China Red Live club
  • 10 | 2014 Jodhpur, India RIFF Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Amsterdam - NL Tolhuistuin

Discography Yuri Honing

  • 2015 Desire Album | Challenge
  • 2012 True Album | Challenge
  • 2010 White Tiger Album | Challenge
  • 2009 Phase Five Album | Universal
  • 2008 Meet your demons Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2007 Winterreise Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2006 Symphonic Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2006 Temptation Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2004 Alive Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2002 Oriënt Express Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2001 Memory Lane Album | Turtle records
  • 2001 Seven Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 2000 Lively Album | Buzz records
  • 1999 Sequel Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 1998 Playing Album | Jazz in Motion
  • 1996 Star Tracks EP | Jazz in Motion

Media

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Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Yuri Honing tenor / soprano saxophone
  • Wolfert Brederode piano
  • Gulli Gudmundsson acoustic bass
  • Joost Lijbaart drums

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