Israeli Jazz/World Music Concert
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The Israeli Jazz/World Music Concert
At Temple Israel of the City of New York
Part of the Festival of Israeli Jazz & World Music
Saturday, May 12th | 8:00pm
A virtuoso interpretation of modern and traditional Jazz with Western harmonies and Middle Eastern, North African and Cuban rhythms. Experience this musical celebration of culture, identity and connections to Israel. A Festival of Israeli Jazz & World Music will take place in New York May 7–18. With thanks to our friends at the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York, for their support.
Frank London - Grammy Winner and founder of Klezmatics
Roberto Rodriquez - Roberto Rodriquez and the Cuban Jewish Allstars, A Cuban Jewish Synthesis
Special Guest: Omri Mor, The King of Andaloujazz, direct from Israel
Opening Act: Hadar Noiberg Trio
Pre-Event Ticket Pricing:
Orchestra : $25.00 Mezzanine: $15.00
Sponsor Tickets: $250.00, includes 2 reserved seats, and a pre-reception starting at 7:00 PM
At the Door Ticket Pricing:
Orchestra : $30.00 Mezzanine: $20.00
Location: Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 E. 75th Street (between Park and Lexington Aves.)
Trumpeter/composer Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave, and his Klezmer Brass Allstars; has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Itzhak Perlman, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5, Mark Ribot, Iggy Pop, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gal Costa and others, and is featured on over 300 cds. He is a GRAMMY-award winner for “Wonder Wheel”, and his CD “Carnival Conspiracy” was Rolling Stone’s #1 Non -English Recording of 2006. He has collaborated with musicians from around the world and is known for his large His projects include the multi-media folk opera "A Night in the Old Marketplace", "Davenen" for Pilobolus Dance Theater and The Klezmatics, Great Small Works' "The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln" and Min Tanaka's "Romance". “Green Violin”, a musical theater piece he composed, won a Barrymore Prize for Best New Musical. He composed music for John Sayles' "The Brother from Another Planet" and "Men With Guns", Yvonne Rainer's "Murder and Murder", the Czech-American Marionette Theatre's "Golem", Tamar Rogoff's "Ivye Project" and the Budapest and Jena Philharmonic Orchestras. He has received commissions from the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and composed Brass and Percussion Quartets for Carnegie Hall. more info
Drummer/composer Roberto Juan Rodriguez is a bonafide innovator, that rare musician whose creative vision synthesizes Cuban music and Jewish music into an entirely new music that breathes joy and melancholy with tremendous emotional clarity. Before leaving Cuba for Miami with his family at age 9, Rodriguez studied violin, piano, and trumpet at music schools in Havana, while also learning to play drums and trumpet under the approving eye of his musician father. Barely in his teens, Rodriguez started drumming professionally in his father’s ensembles in Miami. For the next decade or so, he immersed himself in the culture of Miami’s large Jewish population playing Yiddish Theater, Weddings and Bar Mitzvas.
Moving to jazz headquarters, New York, Rodriguez soon established himself as a first-call drummer. Jazz and Pop notables with whom he has worked include, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, Dr.L.Subramaniam, John Zorn, Ruben Blades, Lester Bowie, T-Bone Burnett, Randy Brecker, Paquito D’Rivera, Julio Iglesias, , Joe Jackson, Dave Liebman, Susie Ibarra, Paul Simon, Maurice El Medioni , Lloyd Cole, Marc Ribot , Phoebe Snow , Irving Fields. Roberto is the recipient of the prestigious BBC RADIO 3 award for Best CD of the year for World Music/Crossing Cultures category. El Danzon de Moises (The Dance of Moses) his first recording as a composer for John Zorn’s Tzadik label appeared in 2002 to critical raves from Down Beat top 100 cd from 2000 to 2010, the Village Voice Best CD 2010 for TIMBA TALMUD and many other publications. The formation of Septeto Rodriguez and a new album Baila! Gitano Baila! followed. His newest release in 2009 Timba Talmud on Tzadik records received Very Highly Recommended 5 STAR review on Descarga.com featuring his new band “Roberto Rodriguez and the Cuban Jewish All Stars”. more info
Pianist Omri Mor, born in 1983, raised in Jerusalem, started playing at the age of 7 and was soon attracted to many various styles of music. He studied classical music at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin Oren and Dr. Assaf Zohar, jazz piano with Prof. Slava Ganelin and saxophone legend and educator Arnie Lawrence, and currently under classical piano master Ms. Shoshana Cohen. In addition, Omri had studied, since the age of 14, under the guidance of the Oud player and 'paytan' Nino “Elmaghribi” Biton, who taught him the basics of Andalousian music in the Algerian style. He had won the highest scholarship given by Israel-America music foundation five times in a row.
Omri's musical repertoire ranges from classical music and jazz, through Andalousian North-African music, to Latin and afro-cuban music. Due to the wide scope of influences on him, Mor's playing combines elements from a wide variety of styles and genres. Omri performs with his Trio and with his new AndalouJazz Project, combining his two passions of Andalousian music with Jazz. By improvising on Andalousian melodies as if they were jazz “standards”, Mor combines these elements in a natural and organic way. Through his experimentation, Mor has successfully created a new musical language that enraptures the audience. more info
Since arriving in NYC at age 21, flutist, composer and arranger Hadar Noiberg has established herself as a major force in the Cuban, Jazz and World music scenes. With a language that transcends her Middle Eastern roots, she fuses styles seamlessly, distinguishing her as both innovative and highly skilled. Growing up in Israel with its eclectic musical culture, Hadar was surrounded by various styles of music that are a part of the Israeli melting pot: Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Yemenite and Moroccan music, to name only a few. Now she infuses her own compositions with those influences, sliding in and out of Jazz improvisation and Western harmonic structure with Middle Eastern rhythms and semitones. more info