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Shalosh

SHALOSH is an instrumental piano trio, that belongs to the current generation of cross genre jazz groups able to reach a wide spectrum of audiences, in the Jazz world as well as in other genres. Their music is raw, acoustic and progressive, crossing stylistic boundaries and defying definition. In its five years of activity, SHALOSH has performed an astonishing 450 international shows on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. Despite its classic jazz trio format (piano, bass and drums) and the band members’ deep roots in jazz and improvised music, SHALOSH’s music weaves its own path and creates a unique and fascinating synthesis out of such varied genres as Rock, Classical, Electronic, African, and Middle Eastern music. The story behind the band begins in Jerusalem, where childhood friends Matan Assayag (drums) and Gadi Stern (piano) formed the mythological Jerusalem band ‘Enoma Elish’

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Hamburg

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Ariel

Ariel was born in 1997 in Jerusalem, Israel. He began formal piano lessons just before his 5th birthday with Lea Agmon. Since then he has performed repeatedly at concerts at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and at various youth concerts, alone and with orchestra or string ensemble. He also studies violin and composition. At age 7 Ariel discovered jazz. After exploring the genre alone for half a year he started to study with Jean Claude Jones and played his first jazz session at a Kadima salon on his 8th birthday. Since then he has performed with his teacher at jazz clubs and festivals around Jerusalem

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Julia Feldman

"Vocalist Julia Feldman is a musician who deserves to be far better known outside of Israel […] beautiful, intimately passionate music" (Mike Gerber, UK) "Julia is one of the most in demand musicians in Israel. She inspires musicians and jazz lovers with her voice, great musicality, exceptional band leading and unique musical concepts" (Vladimir Mak, www.jazz.ru, Russia) "Fragile, expressive vocal soars" (Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz, USA) ________________________________________________ A world-class jazz vocalist, one of the most in-demand musicians in Israel, an improviser, interpreter of song, composer, arranger and clinician, Julia Feldman is a force to be reckoned with

Danny Saguy

“By his deep voice and great phrasing, you could think that he is an American born in New Orleans. But the fact is that Danny is the best Israeli crooner,” born and raised in Israel. (Mia Bahir Yediot Achronot) The “DANNY SAGUY QUINTET” performs and plays together since 1991, in concerts and on various occasions. *To Nat with Love-A tribute to Nat “King” Cole. *Blue Eyes, A tribute to Frank Sinatra. *The Duke. A tribute to Duke Ellington. *A tribute to Cole Porter. *A tribute to George & Ira Gershwin. *B & B (Ballads & Blues) A tribute to John and Johny,(johny Heartman and John Coltrane) *A standard session

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Jean Claude Jones

Born in Tunisia in 1949 and raised in France, Jean Claude Jones emigrated to Israel in 1983 after studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. One of the pioneers of Jazz in Israel, he joined the Jazz Department of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in 1987, and later served as department chair from 1996 to 2000.

In 1988, JC switched from guitar to double bass and over the last 10 years he has shifted his attention from traditional jazz to free improvised music. His main focus is collaborating with a wide range of performing artists, including dancers, vocalists, and poets, with emphasis on small groups and intimate settings. After coordinating John Zorn’s Cobra project (an improvised music game) for the Israel Festival in 2003 he became musical director for Cobra's ongoing performances throughout Israel.

Jean Claude Jones has performed with many international artists including Slava Ganelin, Avishai Cohen, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, John Zorn, Arnie Lawrence , Joey Baron,the late Stan Getz and Ned Rothenberg among others.

His current direction includes expanded use of electronics and computer work alongside the bass.

JC is founder of the Kadima Collective, A US-based organization dedicated to Free Improvisation and creative music projects in Israel.

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Judy Lewis

The Judy Lewis Story by Motti Cohen JMC Promotions UK "Judy lewis enters a room like an electrical storm...quiet, but foreboding of a force to be dealt with." So said Hadara Levin of Judy Lewis in a 2000 interview in The City Voice. I first met Judy in late 1999. A family friend had suggested that while on holiday in Israel I look up an interesting Jazz pianist. Judy had just sold her brand new Ford Fiesta for $12,000 to finance the recording and release of her first album, "Weaver of Dreams". That fact should have, in itself, given me a hint as to who it was I was going to be dealing with. What I found, in fact, was a single Mom of 4 small children, working a 40 hour a week day job, still finding 4 to 5 hours a day to practice and promote her music

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Shalosh: Onwards and Upwards Indeed

Read "Shalosh: Onwards and Upwards Indeed" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Shalosh is the Hebrew word for “three," and also a powerhouse piano trio from jny: Jerusalem with a dynamic rhythm section featuring drummer Matan Assayag and bassist David Michaeli with Gadi Stern on the keys. The group formed in 2014 when Stern and Assayag, who've known each other since childhood, joined with Michaeli for the trio's ...

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SLM Ensemble: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SLM is an acronym for Source Liminal Music as well as a tri-consonantal root of of the Hebrew and Arabic words for peace, shalom and salam. It is also the name of a composition of master double bassist Mark Dresser and composer-conductor Sarah Weaver, written for the “Deep Tones for Peace" event in April 2009, a ...

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Abra: Vocal Sessions / For Four Emotional Registers / 2014​-​2015

Read "Vocal Sessions / For Four Emotional Registers / 2014​-​2015" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Abra is an Israeli improvising vocal ensemble featuring four musicians--Noa Haran, Faye Shapiro, Chanan Ben Simon and Yifat Ziv, taking its name from the Aramaic incantation Abra Ka Dabra (I shall create what i speak). The ensemble debut album documents the ensemble exploratory vocal improvisations during its live performances and studio sessions in different spaces and ...


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