Alony

https://alony.de https://hollywood.alony.de

Born in Haifa, Israel, as a daughter of Jewish Iraqi new comers, singer Efrat Alony studied composition, arranging, jazz singing and classical singing in Israel (Rimon) , Germany ( Hanns Eisler, Berlin) and the U.S. (Berklee, Boston) Parallel to a successful and rich career as a band leader( 6 Albums released as a leader & composer, of which 3 on the renowned German Lable ENJA records) Efrat was a featured as a soloist with many Big-Bands such as the Sunday Night Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Radio Big Band Frankfurt, the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, the Zurich Jazz Orchestra, the Swiss Jazz Orchetsra as well as the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra.

Efrat has worked as a performer, musical director and vocal coach for various theatre productions, such with the renowned American director Robert Wilson.

In 2006 she was awarded the Jazz Performance Prize of the Karl Hofer Society and the Jazz Institute Berlin. in 2008 and in 2010 she received the City of Berlin Jazz Award. In 2009 Alony recieved the „Nürnberg Nachrichten International Jazz award“ and in 2010 she was nominated for the BMW world Jazz award. In 2014 Efrat received the "german music author's prize"of the GEMA for Jazz composition. In 2019 Efrat received the "Best foreign artist award" of the "Artemis Film Festival" in L.A for her composition "Hear Me" in 2020, Alony project "Hollywood Isn't Calling" was chosen and awarded the support of the "Musik Initiative gGmbH"

Efrat is Prof. for Jazz Singing at the HKB College of Arts, Bern, Switzerland

Awards

In 2006 she was awarded the Jazz Performance Prize of the Karl Hofer Society and the Jazz Institute Berlin. in 2008 and in 2010 she received the City of Berlin Jazz Award. In 2009 Alony recieved the „Nürnberg Nachrichten International Jazz award“ and in 2010 she was nominated for the BMW world Jazz award. In 2014 Efrat received the "german music author's prize"of the GEMA for Jazz composition. In 2019 Efrat received the "Best foreign artist award" of the "Artemis Film Festival" in L.A for her composition "Hear Me" in 2020, Alony project "Hollywood Isn't Calling" was chosen and awarded the support of the "Musik Initiative gGmbH"


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"Untamable. The Israeli singer Efrat Alony bewilders with her voice, beauty and intellect. (…) Her timbre seduces us - to listen unstintingly." Tom R. Schulz , "Die Zeit"

"….The music hits you with full force. Efrat Alony, with her dazzling versatile singing, enriches scat singing with sighs and lamentations and shows that Hebrew can both comfort and glow, like a candle…" Josef Engels, "Berliner Morgenpost"

"Her voice is a lusty cross between Joni Mitchell's folk wisdom and Amy Winehouse's rolling purr. Alony's voice is highly trained, but what's most fascinating is her original music and lyrics. The style isn't quite jazz but something new and cutting edge... While I confess you may need to recalibrate your sensibility a bit to fully appreciate what Alony is doing, the journey is well worth it." Marc Meyers, JazzWax.com

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