The Pauper and the Magician

The Pauper and the Magician

Photo taken by Marianna Marisova in Nepal

Photo taken by Marianna Marisova in Nepal

Brooklyn practice session on the roof. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Brooklyn practice session on the roof. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Oh Shit! I thought Yamaha drums were fireproof (Photo by Marianna Marisova)

Oh Shit! I thought Yamaha drums were fireproof (Photo by Marianna Marisova)

jumping with red pants on never gets old

jumping with red pants on never gets old

Boy, I'm glad I'm not that guy over there getting mugged. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Boy, I'm glad I'm not that guy over there getting mugged. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

DAMN! (after the realization of just having skipped an A section in Anthropology) (Photo by Marianna Marisova)

DAMN! (after the realization of just having skipped an A section in Anthropology) (Photo by Marianna Marisova)

Hoenig Pilc Project

Hoenig Pilc Project

Gilad and Orlando at Smalls, NYC. (Photo by Takao Fujioka)

Gilad and Orlando at Smalls, NYC. (Photo by Takao Fujioka)

It’ll come out with a little elbow grease. (Photo by Francesco Truono)

It’ll come out with a little elbow grease. (Photo by Francesco Truono)

"Hoenig is to drums what Marth Stewart is to drums" ---Home Cookin" Magazine (Photo by Nicolas Perrier)

We were in the running to be the Partridge family but my mom refused to have four more of me. (Photo by Sandy Geis)

We were in the running to be the Partridge family but my mom refused to have four more of me. (Photo by Sandy Geis)

At Smalls with Jean Michel and Johannes Weidenmueller.

At Smalls with Jean Michel and Johannes Weidenmueller.

Auditioning for the Back Street Boys. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Auditioning for the Back Street Boys. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Loitering with Gilad Hekselman and Orlando le Fleming. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Loitering with Gilad Hekselman and Orlando le Fleming. (Photo by Jimmy Katz)

Finland Tractor Jazz  Jonathan Kreisberg, Orlando le Fleming  (Photo by Ilkka Rantamaki)

Finland Tractor Jazz Jonathan Kreisberg, Orlando le Fleming (Photo by Ilkka Rantamaki)

Removing a tick. (Photo by Konstantin Kern)

Removing a tick. (Photo by Konstantin Kern)

In New Orleans with Jazz Mandolin Project. (Photo by Mike McNamara)

In New Orleans with Jazz Mandolin Project. (Photo by Mike McNamara)

“Ari Hoenig has nucular capabilities; he must be stopped before it’s too late.” George W Bush (Photo by Jos L Knaepen)

“Ari Hoenig has nucular capabilities; he must be stopped before it’s too late.” George W Bush (Photo by Jos L Knaepen)

Ahh, perfect for a drummer, big hands and a small head. (Drawing by Takao Fujioka)

Ahh, perfect for a drummer, big hands and a small head. (Drawing by Takao Fujioka)

“Listening to Hoenig play the drums is like running naked backwards through a cornfield

“Listening to Hoenig play the drums is like running naked backwards through a cornfield"

"Listen Pilc, I thought I told you to shave that damn beard. Now let's play Summertime in 17!" Photo by Francesco Truono

Having just showered at the Duc des Lombard with Tigran Hamasyan and Francois Moutin.

Having just showered at the Duc des Lombard with Tigran Hamasyan and Francois Moutin.

In Feldkirch, Germany, with Kenny Werner's Trio.

In Feldkirch, Germany, with Kenny Werner's Trio.

Despite all my efforts, he could never get that chord right. (Photo by Jos L Knaepen)

Despite all my efforts, he could never get that chord right. (Photo by Jos L Knaepen)

Trick or Treat (Photo by Francesco Truono)

Trick or Treat (Photo by Francesco Truono)

To make ends meet, Ari moonlighted as an art school model before getting his big break.

To make ends meet, Ari moonlighted as an art school model before getting his big break.

In the South of France.

In the South of France.

Finland in the Springtime.

Finland in the Springtime.

About to play chicken with Orlando.

About to play chicken with Orlando.

In Haiti, briefly considering a career in politics.

In Haiti, briefly considering a career in politics.