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Eli Degibri

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Born and raised in Israel, saxophonist Eli Degibri first began playing the mandolin at age 7 in an after school music program at the Jaffa Conservatory of Music. Three years later, after attending a jazz concert, he became enamored with the saxophone and switched his studies to that instrument. At 16, Degibri has already worked professionally with some of the major names in the Israeli music scene establishing himself as one of the leading musicians in Israel. That same year (1994) Degibri was selected to receive a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music’s Summer Performance Program

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley - Part 2

Read "Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This year our seasonal Hanksgiving episodes celebrates a musician that is a cult figure in the world of saxophonists and fans of the Blue Note catalogue, saxophonist and composer Hank Mobley. The show features a mix of Hank Mobley's tuens and renditions of his work by peers that were attracted by his brand of jazz firmly ...

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Article: Year in Review

2019: The Year in Jazz

Read "2019: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The year 2019 was robust in many ways. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to Australia. An important but long-shuttered jazz mecca was revived in a coast-to-coast move. ECM Records celebrated a golden year. The music and its makers figured prominently on the big screen. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four new NEA ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

John Beasley: Master of All Trades

Read "John Beasley: Master of All Trades" reviewed by Jim Worsley


In today's busy world, sometimes you just can't do it all. Apparently, John Beasley never received that memo. The pianist, composer, arranger, producer, music director, and film and TV composer is in high demand, and has an enormity of projects that would seem to belie the twenty-four hour day reality. It is perhaps the variance in ...

Album

Soul Station, A Tribute to Hank Mobley

Label: Degibri Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Remember 2. This I Dig of You 3. Dig Dis 4. If I Should Lose You 5. Split Feelings 6. Soul Station 7. Dear Hank

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ambrose Akinmusire, Dairo Miyamoto and Other Great New Releases

Read "Ambrose Akinmusire, Dairo Miyamoto and Other Great New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we'll go through a heap of outstanding new releases, ranging from tributes to seminal albums like Soul Station by Eli Degibri and the Far East Suite by Pierre Bertrand, to new releases by master pianists like Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau (in an unreleased duo with Charlie Haden!), Aaron Parks and Simone Graziano. Seasond avant-veterans ...

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News: Event

First Michael Brecker Saxophone Competition Announced

First Michael Brecker Saxophone Competition Announced

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Eli Degibri, announced his intention to establish The Michael Brecker Saxophone Competition last month at the Nearness of You Concert, a biennial event held at Lincoln Center to raise money for cancer research in honor of the late Michael Brecker. In front of an audience consisting of President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary ...

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News: Festival

Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

My first memory of the jazz festival in Eilat was when I was around 15 years old, about a year before I was allowed to head down south by myself. I had to imagine what it would really be like there while listening to live broadcasts religiously on Kol Israel Radio. To this day I still ...

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News: Event

Internationally Acclaimed Israeli Saxophonist Eli Degibri To Perform At The White House

Internationally Acclaimed Israeli Saxophonist Eli Degibri To Perform At The White House

Internationally acclaimed Israeli jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, Eli Degbiri, will be performing at the 2016 International Jazz Day Global Concert, hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House. The concert will be broadcast nationally on ABC on April 30th—International Jazz Day—and streamed across the globe by the United Nations and ...

Album

Cliff Hangin'

Label: Degibri Records
Released: 2015


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