From February 20-23, Jazz will reign in Tel Aviv. The 18th year of the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival will commence at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque on Tuesday, bringing international artists to Israel, like Italian mega-star pianist and composer Stefano Bollani. Saxophone and clarinet player Matt Renzi is on his way too, along with his Soul-Jazz organ trio, "Organissimo" from Michigan. One of the most prominent singers of the West Coast, Judy Wexler, is also scheduled to perform as well. Click for upcoming events calendar! Israeli Jazz musicians will enjoy the spotlight with special performances by Slava Ganelin and Vladimir Volkov, Daniel Zamir and Omri Mor, Julia Feldman, Uri Bracha, Nadav Haber, Ilia Mor and many others. For the first time, audience members are invited to participate in special Master Classes with artists from abroad. Tickets to events range from NIS 80-220. Discounts are available for Tel Aviv-Yaffo residents, Maximum Tel Aviv cardholders, Cinematheque members, soldiers, senior citizens and students on presale only. Tickets to all festival shows are available at the Cinematheque box office, 2 Shprintzak st. Tel-03-6060800 or www.cinema.co.il. For the opening show at Heichal HaTarbut, tickets must be bought through Castel ticket company, 03-604-5000. For more information go to www.jazzfest.co.il.