When self-taught French-born pianist Jean-Michel Pilc moved to New York City in 1995 he quickly assembled a rhythm section of extraordinary skill. With Francois Moutin on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums, the now-legendary ensemble quickly established itself as one of the most important groups in the form.
Each member of this nearly perfect trio is a master player. And each member is also an educator—imparting the real-world knowledge of what it takes to be a successful musician (both technically and practically) to the next generation of jazz players.
By leading ensemble workshops as a group, holding classes on harmony and interpretation as well as taking part in individual tutorials (such as Hoenig’s amazing work with melodic drumming), all while maintaining a rigorous tour schedule and leading their own bands and endeavors—Pilc Moutin Hoenig are the embodiment of what it means to be part of today’s vital jazz community.