US Saxophonist Branford Marsalis 370.
(photo credit: Swoan Parker/Reuters)
The Red Sea Jazz Festival will take place in Eilat, for the 27th consecutive
year, between August 18 and August 21.
The four-day program is packed
with big names from abroad, as well as some of the pick of the local
Chief among the imports are stellar saxophonist Branford Marsalis,
who will front a quartet, while veteran drummer Al Foster, who kept time for
Miles Davis when the legendary trumpeter was going through a funk-oriented
period, will bring his own foursome, with trumpeter Wallace Roney providing some
heavyweight sonic enhancement.
As usual, there will be some extramural
shows too, with the “beyond jazz” fare including Brazilian guitarist-vocalist
Joao Bosco and his quintet, with internationally renowned Israeli singer Ahinoam
Nini (Noa) guesting, and accordion threesome Motion Trio.
the foreign side of the Eilat lineup there is acclaimed trumpeter Nicholas
Payton and a high-powered trio of drummer Jeff Ballard, saxophonist Miguel Zenon
and pianist Kevin Hays, and there is also a big-band slot filled by the
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz ensemble, with feted singer Jane Monheit
providing some star quality.
Meanwhile, the Israeli side of the four-day
program includes some of our most successful exports, including New York
residents trumpeter Avishai Cohen and guitarist Yotam Silberstein, as well as
the doyen of the Israeli avant garde scene, saxophonist Albert Beger, young
fusion act Tatran and pop, rock, soul singer Ester Rada.For tickets and
more details: www.redseajazzeilat.com