Written by: [24 Nov 2015 ]
Jerusalem Jazz Festival: December 2015

Jazz is taking center stage in Jerusalem, as the Israel Festival presents the first Jerusalem Jazz Festival, under the artistic direction of renowned trumpet player Avishai Cohen. Taking place from December 2 – 4, 2015, the festival is initiated and supported by the Jerusalem Foundation in celebration of their 50th anniversary, and produced in collaboration with The Israel Museum and the Yellow Submarine – in other words, happening in very cool venues!

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Written by: [16 Nov 2015 ]
Molly Johnson

Canadian jazz singer-songwriter Molly Johnson will be performing in Israel for the first time at The Israeli Opera on Friday, November 20, 2015, with Because of Billie, featuring originals and Billie Holiday songs. Performing with Molly Johnson will be Adrean Farrugia – piano, Michael Downes – bass, Larnell Lewis – piano.
“For years, people have said to me, ‘You are so much like Billie Holiday.’ My response has been ‘No, I am because of Billie.” Molly Johnson tells how the show and album, released in 2014, came to be:

Molly Johnson made …

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Written by: [16 Nov 2015 ]
Jerron Paxton Concert Tour in Israel

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton returns to Israel this week (!!!) with an extended tour including performances in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Hemdat Yamim, Arad, Beer Sheva, Zichron Yaakov, and Mitzpe Ramon!
The young multi-instrumentalist will be playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, violin, piano and maybe a few more… There’s an old soul singing in this Jewish African-American bluesman, influenced by the sounds of the 20s and 30s. If you missed his first visit to Israel, here’s your chance!

Jerron Paxton concert tour:
Saturday November 21st at 20:00 – Levontin 7 – Eli and the …

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Written by: [14 Nov 2015 ]
Sha’ar 2015: On The Edge of the Street

Helicon presents the 14th edition of the Sha’ar International Poetry Festival from December 9 – 12, 2015. Sha’ar is the Arabic word for poem and the Hebrew word for gate, the festival opens a gate through poetry for dialogue, art and thought. Taking place for the first time in a new venue, the Holon Mediatheque, this year’s theme is On the Edge of the Street.
Artistic Director Yakir Ben Moshe stated: “We chose to devote this year’s theme to Sfat Harehov (the word safa has two meanings in Hebrew: edge and …

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Written by: [13 Nov 2015 ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Tel Aviv

Psychedelic melodic angst and cool rhythms – Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be coming to Tel Aviv for one night only!!! Wednesday, November 18th at Reading 3, Port of Tel Aviv. So don’t miss these guys…

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Written by: [13 Nov 2015 ]
The Blues Brothers Approved – Tel Aviv & Haifa

The Blues Brothers Approved Revue will be coming to Israel! Presented by original Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi (the widow of original Blues Brother John Belushi), the musical revue features all the faves, including: Jail House Rock, Soul Man, Respect & more…