Ariel Pocock

Ariel Pocock, a 21-year-old jazz singer, composer, and pianist, has been recognized nationally and internationally. Ariel Pocock has been recognized by notable competitions like Downbeat Magazine, Essentially Ellington At Lincoln Center and the Kobe – Seattle International Jazz Vocal Competition. She is a unique musician who is known for her “true ability…sinewy piano [and] breezy vocal chops …”” (Seattle Times). Ariel has performed at numerous venus and music festivals, including Ronnie Scott’s London Club, Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. She also appeared on the Stanford Jazz Festival and the Bellevue Jazz Festival. Ariel, a Stamps Scholar, is currently based at the Frost School of Music in Miami. She performs with the school’s ensembles and as an individual performer while she is in Miami. Ariel enjoys performing and recording as well as teaching and masterclassing. The past two summers, Ariel was a teacher in the Stanford Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Mentor program. This elite group of musicians spent the entire workshop teaching children. Ariel’s debut album “Touchstone” is available at or iTunes. Matt Pierson produced the album, which features an all-star lineup of Julian Lage (guitar), Eric Harland(drums), Larry Grenadier and Seamus Blake (saxophone). It also features Ariel’s original arrangements. “Touchstone” was critically acclaimed and spent three weeks on the Jazzweek charts in 2013. “Touchstone” features a real jazz player and evokes Thelonious Monk’s mysterious mixology, Keith Jarrett’s clear springs, and Bill Evan’s oceanic yearning …” (Paul DeBarros). Ariel’s music is a unique, fresh and interesting approach to the traditional singer-pianist role. from

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