Jazzing it up with Portugaly

The husband-and-wife team continue to do their bit for the domestic jazz arena and beyond.

July 21, 2017 21:59
Ofer Portugaly

Pianist Ofer Portugaly with his drummer wife, Iris. (photo credit: RONEN AKERMAN)


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Ofer Portugaly has been on the local jazz scene for quite a while. The 50something pianist has been belting out his wide-ranging improvisational wares here for more than a quarter of century, often in the company of his drummer wife, Iris.

Over the years, Portugaly has put out a clutch of albums and has maintained a busy national and global gig schedule. The next opportunity for the jazz-inclined Israeli public to catch the pianist in the entertaining act is on Wednesday (July 26, doors open 8:15 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.) at Zappa Herzliya, where he will be joined by his wife, as well as singer-songwriter Sagiv Cohen, veteran jazz and pop bassist and vocalist Eli Magen and singer- songwriter Alon Eder.


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