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Noam Wiesenberg

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Noam Wiesenberg is a highly sought after bassist and arranger on the New York music scene. Noam was born into a music family, and exposed to many different genres at an early age. After 12 years of playing the cello, Noam switched his focus to the double bass at age 20. The first of several musical crossroads, he chose to focus on jazz because he was mesmerized by the musical capabilities of jazz musicians. Following this transition, he quickly became an integral part of the Israeli Jazz scene. His classical background informs both his composition and arranging, and has lead to collaborations with some of the top symphony orchestras in Israel, including The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Defense Force Education Unit Orchestra

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Noam Wiesenberg: Roads Diverge

Read "Roads Diverge" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Il giovane contrabbassista israeliano Noam Wiesenber, ormai da dieci anni residente negli States, giunge qui al suo esordio da leader e lo fa con un album di composizioni originali (con la sola eccezione del brano di chiusura), alla testa di un classico quintetto al centro del quale spicca il pianista Shai Maestro, un connazionale che ha ...

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Camila Meza: Ámbar

Read "Ámbar" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


After finally stepping into the limelight with 2016's Traces (Sunnyside Records)--the record on which Camila Meza impressively solidified her very own character and place as a musician and composer--the Chilean singer / guitarist returns with an entirely different cast of musicians that has grown to orchestral proportions, and a new batch of intriguing tunes that consist ...

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Roads Diverge

Label: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Prelude; Resfeber; Shir Le'Shir; Where Do We Go from Here; Roads Diverge; Capricorn Lady; Davka; Melody for Ido; The Tourist.

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Kind Folk: Why Not

Read "Why Not" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Back in 2014, trumpeter John Raymond, alto saxophonist Alex LoRe, bassist Noam Wiesenberg, and drummer Colin Stranahan gathered in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn to test out their chemistry and let the music flow. Four years later, after some more sporadic get-togethers and a bump or two in the road, we have their debut.

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Noam Wiesenberg: Roads Diverge

Read "Roads Diverge" reviewed by Geno Thackara


A title such as Roads Diverge probably isn't surprising from someone as well-traveled as Noam Wiesenberg. The sound largely sticks to one category--mostly-acoustic contemporary jazz with a high dose of rollicking cheer--and yet still reflects how much the young bassist has learned from his travels through life so far. The confident smoothness, eclectic writing-style and casting ...

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News: Festival

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...

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Daniel Meron: Sky Begins

Read "Sky Begins" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Though pianist / composer Daniel Meron gets top billing on Sky Begins, it's vocalist Maia Karo who steals the show here. Yes, Sky Begins is a vocal jazz album. But it's a quite striking one. Meron's tunes are by no means typical jazz tunes, and Karo isn't a typical jazz singer. Though the album is all-acoustic ...

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Assaf Kehati Quartet: Live at Blue Note

Read "Assaf Kehati Quartet: Live at Blue Note" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Assaf Kehati QuartetBlue NoteNew York, New YorkAugust 1, 2010 Guitarist Assaf Kehati brought his enthralling post-modern, Middle Eastern-tinged music to an appreciative though occasionally chatty, crowd during Sunday jazz brunch at New York's Blue Note. Kehati's education--with undergraduate studies at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in his ...

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Assaf Kehati, Billy Hart, & Noam Weisenberg: Trio Music

Read "Assaf Kehati, Billy Hart, & Noam Weisenberg: Trio Music" reviewed by David Lighton


Assaf Kehati Trio featuring Billy Hart Twins Jazz Washington, D.C. June 5, 2010 In recent years, the guitar trio--with bass and drums--has reached mythic status. Once an obscure instrumentation, the setting has been elevated to new heights by young guitarists seeking the kind of interplay for which the piano ...


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