September 15, 2009
Featuring Stevie Wonder’s keyboardist, Victoria Theodore and Hyim's band
8pm show $11 advance (with CD) / $15 at the door
Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, California, HYIM is a highly praised, acclaimed singer, song-writer, producer, pianist, performer, poet, and activist. He is the next generation's music "fusionisto." HYIM began playing piano at the age of three, studied sitar in India, clave in Cuba, classical guitar in New Zealand, Turkish rhythms, Persian poetry, the Torah, and whom critics say has "the voice of a young Sting." HYIM blends the rhythms of the world as chariots for his brilliant songs.
HYIM provided the score for the short film, "Two Birds," directed by Juan Jose Rivera and winner of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival jury award for Best Emerging Latino Filmmaker 2006. Also in 2006, HYIM held a Five Day Fast and Chain Vigil for Peace and Education, calling into question the economic sense of investing in war as opposed to our children. In 2007, HYIM was invited to perform in Poland for the historic Memory and Tolerance event, and upon his return, he and his band played on the world famous Stern Grove Festival Stage in San Francisco. In 2007, HYIM continued to produce albums for other artists and write songs for his own upcoming albums in addition to touring. In 2008, HYIM scored a film for the United Nations about the World Heritage Sites and performed at a large charity event for children in Cali, Colombia. HYIM is now working on a number of production projects, film scores, and his own “Collection of Ballads, Volume 1” due out in 2010, as well as performing. HYIM’s “Sex In The Morning” album, an exploration of the sacred erotic, will be released late summer 2009.
In reviews of HYIM’s previous two albums, comparisons have ranged from Coldplay, Peter Gabriel, Beck, The Fray, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon and Norah Jones, to Sting, Manu Chao, and Bob Marley. Sex In The Morning features some of the top musicians of California, including four-time Grammy Award nominee John Santos.
Hyim’s solo show allows the listener to experience another one of Hyim’s gifts-his illustrious presence. Wise, poetically profound, a soaring emotional voice, a studied passionate pianist, and a charismatic reverent performer, Hyim’s live show peels away the layers one hears on his celebrated recordings and brings you in touch with the essence of Hyim’s ever-evolving inspiring talent. Hyim not only performs solo at the piano/keyboard and with his guitar, at times he also performs with a DJ spinning beats, with his trio or full band.
Official Website: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/875
Added by Yoshis on September 7, 2009