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Efrat Alony

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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), Berlin, Germany ( Hanns-Eisler) and the U.S.(Berklee, Boston) Parallel to a successful and rich career as a band leader ( 6 released Albums as a leader& compser, of which 3 releases 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"

Trying to put the award winning israeli singer and composer Efrat Alony’s music in a box is a task destined to fail. Her ability to compose and sing in-between the musical genres, in her exceptional unique style, is what truely makes her stand out and shine.

With yet another twist in the tale, Alony's new project „Hollywood isn't calling“ is no longer escaping reality into comforting fantasy worlds but is willing to stare at it, at face value, while insisting on finding a way to sway through it all- with a smile.

Efrat is a professor for Jazz Singing at the HKB, college of the Arts in Bern, Swizerland

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's project "Hollywood isn't calling" was chosen and awarded support by the "initiative Musik gGmbH", Germany


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"Untamable. The Israeli singer Efrat Alony bewilders with her voice, beauty and intellect. (…) Her timbre seduces us - to unstintingly listen." Tom R. Schulz , "Die Zeit" "I'm not sure that there is a category for what Alony does. I'm not sure that there should be. Call it music." Doug Ramsey, "Artsjournal" "….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

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