JANUARY 18-20, 2017
New York City
ARNAN RAZ QUINTET
Influenced by the legacy of giants like Lester Young, Stan Getz and Warne Marsh, as well as the innovations of Mark Turner, Arnan Raz and his quintet create a refreshing fusion of the traditional and modern jazz. While clearly introducing/implementing elements of American and Israeli folk music, this band, in it's classic instrumentation of tenor sax, alto sax, piano, bass and drums, definitely has a 'New York' sound. With solos that successfully match the compositions in their extremely melodic and intuitive nature, the quintet delivers an energetic yet elegant performance, projecting both unity and harmony.
10:00 PMDANA HERZ
Dana Herz is an Israeli singer and composer based in New York City. Fusing soul, Jazz, Folk and middle eastern sounds, Dana goes on a musical exploration with her original music.
NADAV REMEZ QUINTET
Hailing from the outskirts of Tel Aviv, guitarist Nadav Remez is one of today’s emerging voices on the New York Jazz scene. Described as “an unassuming artist with a penchant for indie rock... forging a style built on understatement, logic and clarity,” Remez has established himself as a standout among a new crop of Israelis making waves in the jazz world, through his haunting guitar melodies and compositions that offer an intriguing combination of modern jazz, Jewish folk, and alternative rock.
9:30 PMODED TZUR
Oded Tzur is a New York City based saxophonist, composer and bandleader. His work explores fundamental connections between different musical traditions and draws influence from the art of storytelling. Tzur is also responsible for the development of “Middle Path”, a saxophone technique that extends the instrument’s microtonal capacity.
"If a curtain were to be drawn in front of him, no one could tell which instrument was being played” - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
JONATHAN GREENSTEIN QUARTET
Jonathan Greenstein is a restless new talent with a jaw-dropping, high energy live show. Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated with an anti-pop, punk attitude and inspiring songwriting. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.
10:30 PMTAMMY SCHEFFER QUINTET
"...Innovative, provocative and alluring... Scheffer has a great deal to say in music, sound and word." -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
"Scheffer has the agility and panache of a seasoned horn player and the imagination of the brightest stars of her generation" -Andrea Canter, JazzPolice.com