American pianist Uri Caine has been surprising the jazz and classical worlds with his playing and compositions for many years now. Cain, who is from Philadelphia, made his first appearance on the musical scene with the album Sphere in 1992. Since then he has compiled a unique catalogue. He has worked in the orchestras of Philly Joe Jones (the legendary drummer), Hank Mobley and Grover Washington. Caine is also famous for his inventive interpretations of classical pieces and he has made new arrangements of works by Mahler, Bach, Wagner and Schumann. It's for a very good reason that he recently was commissioned by the Volksoper in Vienna, Austria, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle Chamber Players. But he doesn't shy away from jazz and funk either, as proven by the album The Philadelphia Experiment that he made in 2001 with The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and bassist Christian McBride. At the North Sea Jazz Festival, Caine will perform with his trio including the famed drummer Clarence Penn and excellent bassist John Hebert.