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Roni Ben-Hur at The Jazz Bar TONIGHT!

July 13, 2012

Roni Ben-Hur is a Tunisian-Israeli bebop jazz guitarist who emigrated to the United States in 1985. His third CD, Anna’s Dance, was rated by The Village Voice as one of the best jazz CDs of 2001. All About Jazz called him “a virtuoso guitarist with impeccable swing.” In 2000, he won the Jazziz reader poll for “Best New Talent.”

Ben-Hur has performed with Barry Harris, Ronnie Mathews, Rufus Reid, Chris Anderson, Cecil Payne, Walter Booker, Etta Jones, Marcus Belgrave, Charles McPherson, Leroy Williams, Charles Davis, John Hicks, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Amy London, Slide Hampton, Earl May, Teri Thornton, Lewis Nash, Steve Kroon, and Bill Doggett.

Ben-Hur is also the founding director of the jazz program at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center in Manhattan, where he educates others about the genre.

He runs numerous jazz camps throughout the world.

His 2004 book, Talk Jazz: Guitar from the Mel Bay Talk Jazz series is now out of print and much sought after by jazz guitarists. The book includes a CD with a removable guitar track of Ben-Hur performing the exercises in the book with Tardo Hammer on piano, Earl May on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. And tonight he plays the new and improved Jazz Bar at Hotel Kitano. Get over there and check him out! You will be glad you did.

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  1. December 11, 2012 4:00 am

    Photo of Roni Ben-Hur by Michael Kurgansky.

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