Jerusalem Jazz Pageant returns to the Israel Museum

2021-05-25 22:56:52

 The Jerusalem Jazz Pageant, an adjunct to the Israel Pageant, will happen this 12 months June 22-24 at its common berth of the Israel Museum. All of the exhibits might be held outdoors, in and across the Sculpture Backyard.

Perennial creative director and internationally acclaimed trumpeter Avishai Cohen has devised a very numerous program for the seventh version of the competition, which follows a few of the thematic tips of the principle Israel Pageant.

The Inspirational Connections class is carried over into the three-day jazz agenda, with a bunch of alluring interdisciplinary confluences lined up.

The crossover slots embrace the likes of cellist-vocalist Maya Belsitzman and drummer, real-life accomplice Matan Ephrat impressed by Miriam Roth’s 1974 youngsters’s Hebrew basic Story of 5 Balloons. World-renowned jazz pianist Shai Maestro will weigh in along with his trio, working off famed creator Meir Shalev’s Two She-Bears, whereas vocalist Gilad Kahana will stretch the stylistic palette even additional with a beat-based freestyle digital outing along with producer Man Mozes and drummer Nadav Luzia that feeds off Amos Oz’s autobiographical tome A Story of Love and Darkness.

There’s a lot extra interdisciplinary fare on provide over the three days, with a high-energy collaboration that includes director Billy Levy-Nobleman working alongside the dynamic Shaat’nez duo of Tamir Muskat and Ori Kaplan – each members of the favored eclectic Balkan Beat Field act – bassist Itamar Ziegler and multi-instrumentalist Uri Brauner Kinrot. The foursome will take their artistic cue from the museum’s putting reveals of Anish Kapoor’s works, in addition to gadgets displayed within the Africa and Oceania Artwork Gallery.

Cohen clearly had at the least one ear and eye on the youthful crowd when he crafted the lineup, conceiving an intriguing interface between animation director Eden Calif and digital and indie music duo Crimson Axes. The creative backdrop for his or her present comes from the Yaacov Kaufman exhibition “1001 Characters,” on show within the Ruth Youth Wing.

Jazz followers in search of the true artistic McCoy, within the competition’s acknowledged style, ought to benefit from the trio gig fronted by envelope-pushing pianist Maya Dunietz, who might be supported by bassist Barak Mori and versatile drummer Amir Bressler. Experimental electronica artist Rejoicer and Cohen may even contribute to the wide-ranging proceedings.

Issues take a pointy flip homeward, to this a part of the cultural and geographic world, when double bass participant Hagai Belitzki fronts the Tarabass ensemble. The septet additionally contains acclaimed violinist Elad Levi and percussionist Hillel Amsallem. Belitzki initially educated as a jazz musician and can convey some pertinent improvisatory sentiments into the Arabic-leaning fray.

Different staged gigs embrace the normal Jewish music-based jazzy Nigun Quartet, a stellar quintet led by saxophonist Asaf Yuria and trumpeter Hillel Salem, and in addition that includes Katya Tubul on piano, bassist Yonatan Levy and celebrated drummer Ofri Nehemia. Followers of straight-ahead jazz might also dig trombonist Yonatan Volchok’s Elevation foursome, with bassist-vocalist Rosa and her Salmons sextet placing out an entertaining mixture of R & B, soul and jazz originals.

And there needs to be no scarcity of wattage output when singer-songwriter Gal De Paz hosts the Las Piratas marching band, whereas stellar bass guitarist Yossi High-quality’s synergy with poetry slam artist Orit Tashuma ought to maintain the patrons duly engaged.

Cohen has additionally included cross-genre musician Ofer Mizrachi and his trio, who will span an expansive ethnic hinterland, taking in sounds, rhythms and textures from India, Turkey and Caucasia, with some jazzy seasoning thrown in for good measure.

Throw within the aMaze choreographed musical efficiency by the ImPort ensemble, a potpourri of budding jazz and different artists within the Converse Through slot, some post-jazz works courtesy of the Apifera outfit, and saxophonist Matan Chapnizky and a few of his fellow improvisers, within the Jazz Speak nook, and it seems to be just like the Jerusalem Jazz Pageant has most musical bases coated.

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