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Sounds of Tel Aviv

Wednesday, February 8

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00 am, repeating until Sunday, February 12, 2023

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Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE!! Presents…

Sounds of Tel Aviv

Transplanted from Tel Aviv to NYC, this fierce ensemble of monster musicians deftly explore and weave all the familiar sounds of jazz — funk, hard bop, R&B — into their own middle eastern influenced and unique sound, rhythm and vibe. Their boundless performance energy and musical prowess is captivating and Energizing.

Alon Benjamini is a drummer, composer, and engineer. Graduate of the jazz department at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts & The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. 2014 & 2016 scholarship recipient from the America Israel Cultural Foundation. Endorser of Canopus Drums. Currently lives in New York & continues to collaborate with elite musicians around the world, such as Reggie Workman, Avishai Cohen, Gilad Hekselman, Takeshi Ohbayashi, Eli Degibri, Yotam Silberstein, Omer Avital & many others.

Dana Herz (joining the band Friday through Sunday!) is an Israeli and NYC based vocalist and composer. Currently working on her debut album creating unique layers of sounds from R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Folk.
Her unique voice along the fresh productions of her album creates a diverse world of experience for the listeners. Dana has dedicated years to explore the human voice and its power to heal and connect people.
Dana is currently leading her own band
and has performed her original music in some of the most prestigious venues and
festivals in Europe, Israel, and the United States, including WOMAD festival, The Troubadour London, Le Poisson Rouge NYC, and many others.

Asaf Even Zur was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He started studying music at the age of six. Asaf soon developed a distinctive sound while attending the acclaimed Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts. His craft was enhanced by mentorships from some of the most significant figures of the Israeli jazz scene such as Yuval Cohen, Yonatan Voltzuk, Gilad Ronen, Erez Barnoy and Matan Chapnizky. In 2016, Even Zur moved to New York City, where he earned a BFA from the renowned New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and studied with Billy Harper, Jane Ira Bloom and Myron Walden. He has since played with the likes of Jazz master Reggie Workman, Marc Cary and Gilad Hekselman.

Edo Gur is an up-and-coming trumpet player currently residing in New York City. Edo has established himself as one of the most promising and talented young trumpet players of his generation. Since 2008, Edo has been a scholarship recipient from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. After his service in the Israeli Defence Forces Orchestra, Edo started performing and recording with some of the biggest and most influential names in the Israeli music scene, including Idan Raichel (The Idan Raichel Project), Ravid Kahalani (Yemen Blues), Avi Lebovich (The Israeli Jazz Orchestra), Eli Degibri and many more. Edo also played with the Young Israeli Philharmonic as a soloist, he performed in The Red Sea Jazz Festival between the years 2009-2017, and played in countless music festivals around the world, including Melbourne Jazz Festival, Jazz Kaar, Staten Island Jazz Festival, Bern Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Kaunas Jazz Festival and Tel- Aviv Jazz Festival. In 2016 Edo moved to New York City to study at The New School University. In New York, Edo has performed with Jazz masters, as Billy Harper and Reggie Workman, joined the band of Grammy-nominated Gnawa artist Samir Langus, recorder and performed with the Omer Avital Septet, and has played in famous venues including Smalls Jazz Club, Lincoln Center, The Django, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, The 75 Club, Symphony Space, Bar Lunatico, Barbes, Minton’s Playhouse and 55 Bar.

Petar Pera Krstajić is a bass player who combines electronic music with jazz and Serbian folk music. His work celebrates the beauty of his native Serbia. He is a 23- year old Berklee College of Music graduate. In 2018, he won the Grand Prize on the Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition, in the “Bass Player” category. He toured around Europe, Asia and the U.S. and recorded with Lee Ritenour, David Binney, Terry Lyne Carrington, David Fiuczynski, Marko Djordjvic, Tim Miller, Darren Barret, Mark Walker, and Jacques Schwarz-Bart. He is an experienced performer and arranger and has led several of his own bands and he will release an electronica folk jazz record this year. His original projects include Qzama Quartet and his own band Pera Krstajic’s Epiphany with whom he performed on festivals around Europe.

At 26 years old, Guy Moskovich has established himself as one of the most in-demand pianists and composers of his young generation in both Israel and New York City, performing and recording with musicians such as Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Dayna Stephens and Mike Rodriguez in venues and festivals all around the world.

Band Members:
Alon Benjamini – drums
Guy Moskovich – piano
Asaf Even Zur – tenor sax
Edo Gur – trumpet
Dana Herz – vocals (Friday through Sunday!)
Pera Krstajic – bass

Wednesday & Thursday $25-35
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9

Friday & Saturday (featuring vocalist Dana Herz!) $35-45
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9
Set 3 seating times: 1015 / 1030 / 1045

Sunday (featuring vocalist Dana Herz!) $25-35
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9


Wednesday, February 8