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Ariel Pocock
   

At 22, Ariel Pocock has received international acclaim as an equally captivating jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Recognized by notable institutions such as Downbeat Magazine, Essentially Ellington at Lincoln Center, and the Kobe-Seattle International Jazz Vocal Competition, Ariel is steadily gaining momentum as a uniquely gifted and versatile musician with both her “true facility for…sinewy jazz piano [and] breezy, achingly plain¬spoken vocal chops…” (Seattle Times).

Pocock’s original compositions and songs draw inspiration from a wide array of sources: Cuban and Brazilian folk music, the Great American Songbook, modern jazz composers such as Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Paul Simon.“Touchstone”, Pocock’s debut album was released in Canada on the Justin Time label in May 2015, it features fresh takes on classic jazz standards, original compositions, and her own arrangements of singer-songwriter material.


 

Produced by Matt Pierson, the album features an all-star band of Julian Lage (guitar), Eric Harland (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), and Seamus Blake (saxophone). Jazz critic Paul DeBarros described the album as containing “the mysterious mixology of Thelonious Monk, the clear springs of Keith Jarrett, and Bill Evan’s oceanic yearning”

Pocock graduated from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in the spring of 2015, where she studied under the Stamps Family scholarship.

For further information, please contact Justin Time Records at 514.738.9533, or info@justin-time.com. To learn more about Justin Time, its 30+ years of great recordings, and to browse its diverse catalogue of jazz, blues and gospel recordings, visitwww.justin-time.com.