The enchanting New York based vocalist Tamar Korn was in Israel last month, and anyone who heard her crystalline voice and danced along to her swinging rhythms was immediately caught up in her spell. Drawing on early 20th century jazz, blues, swing, and folk/roots music, she is a captivating performer, vibrant and radiant. I had the pleasure of hearing her perform with Eli and The Chocolate Factory at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Blues Festival #5, in an afternoon concert at The Zone. Among many memorable moments, she sang When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose (composed by Percy Wenrich with lyrics by Jack Mahoney 1914), a song that I never thought I’d hear live, much less in Tel Aviv! Korn brings a vivacious fresh quality to these songs, and the connection with the band was incredible. Word is that they are recording an album together – so there’s much to look forward to!
Although she was only in Israel for a few days, Korn performed with Israeli/New York musician Tal Ronen, and Gil Livni, at Pub Amiram, another great place for music, and Muperphoto was there to capture the moment – vivid, expressive, and full of groove!