jazz

Tal Mashiach joins pianist Gadi Lehavi, drummer Ofri Nehemya at Jerusalem Jazz Festival

Together they make up the GTO Trio, which is due to perform at the museum at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

03/09/2020
Sixth annual Jerusalem Jazz Festival to go online amid coronavirus

For tickets and more information: www.jerusalemjazzfestival.org.il

19/08/2020
Parking lot jazz cools down Tel Aviv

Like most successful Jewish ventures – as the saying goes – the Drivin’ Jazz program was initiated by a Jewish mother.

23/06/2020
How this iconic Yiddish song became an anthem for Black Americans

Sandler's composition was adopted by various Jewish artists, but it wasn't until Black Jewish musician Willie “The Lion” Smith covered the song in the 1920s, that it became a widespread phenomenon.

By ARIELLA KAPLAN/JTA
22/06/2020
llis Marsalis – a pianist who nobly upheld jazz standards

Marsalis, who died April 1 at age 85 of complications of the coronavirus, told me that I should “keep up the good work” so that others “may recognize you as a significant model of jazz criticism.”

By HOWARD REICH
11/04/2020
Sounds neighborly

“Every time I play gigs I get people coming up to me saying: ‘wow! I didn’t realize the saxophone could go so well with this kind of music.’ It’s nice to surprise people with that.”

05/04/2020
CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET
Rousset to conduct renditions of Bach’s work in upcoming jazz festival

Rousset says he is delighted to perform in the festival curtain-raiser, and to present works by two of the Baroque era’s most notable exponents.

04/03/2020
American jazz comes to Israel

The American vocalist will enjoy the substantial backing of the Eyal Vilner Big Band, led by the eponymous 34-year-old New York resident Israeli saxophonist, for her tour here.

27/02/2020
Jah Wobble’s crooked route from punk to jazz

What are the chances of a lad from the East End of London getting into such an expansive breadth of sounds, rhythms and textures, as well as artistic avenues?

13/02/2020
Heart
A Muslim and a Jew dating have written a jazz song about their situation

The philosophy of openness preached by the song dovetails perfectly with Miller’s musical ethos as well: making jazz fun and accessible again to all.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
12/02/2020
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