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Omer Avital Qantar

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Qantar is the new quintet of composer and double bassist Omer Avital, who is known to lead his bands with such fervor that Downbeat has already compared him to the legendary Charles Mingus.

In his music Omer Avital plays a captivating blend of jazz and middle-eastern influences, drawing from his Jewish and Arabic heritage. ...

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Omer Avital Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Omer Avital Quintet
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
05.02.2017

Dopo qualche anno di assenza, torna a Milano il contrabbassista Omer Avital, tra i maggiori esponenti di quella scena musicale israeliana -con forte presenza/residenza a New York -che negli ultimi anni si sta rivelando tra le più attive ed interessanti ...

Avi Darash: Impermanence

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Composer/pianist Avi Darash brings both his Israeli heritage and life in Amsterdam into a musical blend which features new compositions and improvisation in equal measure. He was a finalist in the All Around Rome-Jazz Awards for ensembles in 2010, a finalist in the MIMC 2014 for classical Improvisation, and won second place at the Leiden Jazz ...

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Nice Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Nice Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Emilio Palanti

Nizza--Francia

8-12.07.2014

Quest'anno, guardando il cartellone del Festival Jazz di Nizza, a prima vista si lamentava l'assenza di vere e proprie superstar, com'era accaduto nelle edizioni precedenti, ma a rassegna finita possiamo dire che non son mancate le piacevoli sorprese. Sia ben chiaro, molti nomi di prima grandezza erano presenti, ma forse ...

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Avishai Cohen Strings Project al Parco della Musica, Roma

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Parco della Musica
Roma Jazz Festival
Roma
27.10.2013

Un altro appuntamento importante nel programma del Roma Jazz Festival è stato quello che vedeva protagonista il contrabbassista israeliano Avishai Cohen con il suo ultimo progetto, che mescola il jazz del suo classico trio con le suggestioni della canzone popolare di area mediterranea ...

Avishai Cohen: Almah

Read "Almah" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

After a dozen albums as leader and a career that has seen him perform with Chick Corea, Mark Guiliana and Alicia Keys, Almah finds bassist Avishai Cohen returning to his first loves. Those “first loves," according to the press notes, are classical music and, more particularly, chamber music. Almah is a return to these loves, but ...