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Jazz in Jerusalem
12th «Jazz Globus»
In the photo: singer Anna Tabachnikov.
“Jazz Globus” festival of jazz and alternative music has established itself as one of the most important events on the Israeli music scene. Every year the festival hosts leading musicians from Israel and abroad who come for a week of shows. This year the festival will host 80 musicians from all around the world: Israel, Argentina, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Russia.
he twelfth “Jazz Globus” festival will take place in Jerusalem, in «Harmony» Cultural Center. The festival will take place from 15 March to 21 March. Its program consists of five evening concerts, with 13 ensembles and three soloists, and a day concert, in which young jazzmen from the Jerusalem Conservatory "Ha-Sadna" will show their skills. The jam session will take place at the Birman bistro-club where participants will improvise on well known jazz themes.
Jazz Globus” will be opened by the young talented pianist and drummer Ben Yakubov.
The pianist, composer, the classicist of the contemporary jazz
, will also appear on the stage.
The singer Timna Comedy and the guitarist Dario Acosta from Argentina are also newcomers on the Israeli jazz scene.
The trumpeter from Russia Sergey Pron, the accordionist Boris Malkovsky and the guitarist Dima Gorelik from Poland are well-known and loved by the Israeli public.
mong the participants of the festival – a variety of jazz vocalists: Marina Golikova and Reut Rivka, Svetlana Sokolova and Deborah Benasouli, Faustina Abad (Sokolov) and Anna Tabachnikof, as well as the glassic singers Olga Sendersky and Shirelle Dashevsky. We shall also hear the best Israeli trumpeter Gregory Rivkin and the famous saxophonist Boris Gammer. Also appearing will bethe composers and pianists Uri Brenner, Michael Agre and Alexander Rosenblatt, a brilliant pianist and multi-instrumentalist Leonid Detzelman. The trio "Shalosh", which in recent years has made several successful tours to the jazz capitals of Europe, will present its new CD. A special festival project is dedicated to the great Chet Baker which will also feature improvisations on themes of songs by David Bowie, who recently passed away. The festival will be ended with the traditional "Alliance" – free improvisation group of musicians headed by Ganelin.
he festival is the result of a collaboration between the Absorption Authority of the Jerusalem Municipality and the Center for Absorption of Immigrant Artists and Returning Residents of the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption.
During the festival week the “Harmony” hall will hold an exhibition of the artist Galia Lutzky «Harmony and improvisation». In her works, like in jazz, rigorous calculation is linked with game, strict exchange of structures – with freely located objects. The dynamic and emotional – as if sounding – objects produce a clear feeling of pace and rhythm. The exhibition includes paintings and graphic works of the artist, as well as installation and ceramics.
Works of Galia Lutzky, who recently immigrated from Moscow, were exhibited in Russia, Israel, Switzerland, Italy and France.
etails: on our site and on a special page in
Tickets to the concerts of the festival are available at the online booking office «
» and the box office of «Harmony» hall before concerts.
Jazz Globus 2008
Masters of mainstream jazz dedicate this program to the legendary Moscow jazz club «Blue Bird»: Mikhail Kull – piano, Dmitry Shurin – saxophones, Gennady Litvak – trumpet, Valery Lipetz – bass, Yevgeny Maistrovsky - drums.
5-th International Festival Jazz Globus
The first festival was held association in December 2004. Then it involved only Israeli jazzman, a fair amount of whom were new immigrants. The second festival took place exactly a year and has already become international.
Participation in the festival
Applications for participation in the festival next deadline is August 1 at the following addresses and telephone numbers:
Jazz Globus • Phone: 052-2-634444 • Hall “Harmony” (27 Hillel St., Jerusalem) •
Official website of the Jerusalem International festival of jazz and alternative music.
The festival is held annually in late November - early December.
The festival involved more than 100 musicians from around the world.