Take Action: Boycott Israeli Jazz Festival in New York


Curated by Roberto Rodriguez

New York has become a Mecca for many young Israeli musicians, and percussionist/composer Roberto Rodriguez has focused his tenure at The Stone on New York’s thriving Israeli New Jazz scene. A fabulous week of music featuring some of the most exciting young players now living in New York! John Zorn

5/20 Thursday
10 PM
Ofer Assaf “Hall of Light” Quintet
Ofer Assaf (saxophone
Jeff Miles (guitar)
Peter Slavov (bass)
Dan Pugach (drums)
Ouail Aboulhassane (tabla, percussion)
Ofer Assaf is a jazz saxophonist and composer, and has performed with a wide range of artists including Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in Carnegie Hall as part of the JVC jazz festival. His debut album “Tangible Reality” ranked in JazzWeek Chartbound’s top fifty.
Ofer will present his latest project “Hall of Light,” inspired by Middle-Eastern, North-African, Jazz and Funk influences.

5/21 Friday 8 pm

Uri Gurvich Quartet

Uri Gurvich (saxophones) Leo Genovese (piano) Peter Slavov (bass) Francisco Mela (drums)

The Quartet released last year their debut, “The Storyteller” on Tzadik records, Radical Jewish Culture series. At their Stone performance, they will present new works by Gurvich. www.urigurvich.com

10 pm

Reut Regev

Reut Regev (trombone) Igal Foni (drums) and R*time

Trombonist Reut Regev and drummer Igal Foni will be joined by the R*time gang to play some newer as well as some older R*time repertoire. yep!

5/22 Saturday

8 pm

Uri Sharlin–DogCat

Uri Sharlin (acordion) Kyle Sanna (guitar) Gili Sharett (bassoon) Rich Stein (percussion) John Hedfield (percussion)

10 pm

Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen (trumpet)

5/23 Sunday

8 pm – DissoNuance

10 pm – Klez Shop

Jonathan Keren (violin, viola) Gilad Harel (clarinet) Gilad Cohen (bass guitar)

5/25 Tuesday

8 pm

Gilad Harel

10 pm

The Rafi Malkiel Ensemble – WATER

Rafi Malkiel (trombone, euphonium, aguaphonium, compositions) Anat Cohen (clarinet) Avishai Cohen (trumpet, aguaphonium) Itai Kriss (flute) Chris Karlic (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) Gili Sharett (bassoon) Jack Glottman (piano) Dave Hertzberg (bass) Benny Koonyevsky (drums, percussion)

Nestor Gomez (percussion, water)

5/26 Wednesday

8 pm

Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban Jewish All Stars

Gilad Harel (clarinet) Jonatahan Keren (violin) Uri Sharlin (accordion, organ, piano, vocals) Itai Kris (flute) Bernie Minoso (bass, vocals) Igor Arias Baro, Roberto Rodriguez (percussion, vocals)

Featuring Gilad Harel, Uri Sharlin, Itai Kriss, Jonathan Keren

10 pm

Dan Aran

Alex Norris (trumpet) Donny McCaslin (sax) Art Hirahara (piano) Nir Felder (guitar) Linda Oh (bass) Dan Aran (composer, drums)

5/27 Thursday

8 pm

The Oz Noy Project

Oz Noy (guitar)

Exploring guitar sounds through Jazz forms.

10 pm

Itai Kriss Quartet

Itai Kriss (flute) Aaron Goldberg (piano) Eric McPherson (drums) Gianluca Renzi (bass)

With this stellar quartet, flutist Itai Kriss explores Latin rhythms and middle eastern roots, as well as the funky side of Jazz, playing tunes featured on his latest album “The Shark” (2010).

5/28 Friday

8 pm

Daphna Mor–East of the River

Daphna Mor (recorder) Nina Stern (recorder) Omer Avital (oud) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Shane Shanahan (percussion)

Internationally renown recorder soloists Mor and Stern have appeared playing as a duo with groups as varied as The New York Philharmonic and world music group Pharaoh’s Daughter. Their latest performances together included performing as soloists in a double concerto in Carnegie Hall, and with St Luke’s Orchestra in the Mostly Mozart Festival. Tonight they collaborate with leading jazz, classical and world music musicians in music from their latest album “East of the River”. Produced by world music producer Jamshied Sharifi, the music includes traditional music from the Balkans, Armenia, and Medieval Italy. www.eastoftherivermusic.com www.daphnamor.com

10 pm

Hadar Noiberg

Hadar Noiberg (flute)

5/29 Saturday

8 pm

Alon Nechustan

Alon Nechushtan (pianist/composer) and his quartet have played in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Jazz club, Joes” Pub at the public theatre and many more venues in New York, Japan, Canada, U.K and Israel.

Price – $10

10 pm


Jonathan Keren (violin, viola)

A collaboration of classical and jazz musicians performing music that is both written and improvised. Pieces by Jonathan Keren and new arrangements of music by De Falla, Scarlatti and 17th/18th Century Baroque music.

5/30 Sunday

8 pm

Anat Cohen and Avishai Cohen

Anat Cohen (clarinet) Avishai Cohen (trumpet)

10 pm

Eyal Maoz

Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)

Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with Jewish music, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom.


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All expenses are paid for by the MUSIC itself – through the online sale of special Limited Edition CDs released yearly on the Tzadik label. Each month a different musician is responsible for curating the programs with 100% of the nightly revenue going directly to the musicians.

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