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