The Jerusalem International Oud Festival opens with concerts through November 30th. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the festival will open with a special concert – noted Turkish musician Omar Farouk Tekbilek and guitarist Brian Keane, who will be hosting Zara, the Turkish vocalist-actress of Kurdish origin. The full program and ticket information are available on this link.
International Music Showcase IL at the Yellow Submarine! Afternoon show doors open 14:30, admission free. Onstage: Yotam Ben-Or Quartet, Amir Gwirtzman, Mark Eliyahu Trio. Evening show doors open 20:00, tickets are 40 NIS – order online via this link. https://musicshowcaseil.com/en
Onstage: Itai Kriss & Omri Mor Duo, Yshai Afterman Quintet, Ron Minis Trio, Liraz, Daniel Zamir & SHALOSH. DJ SET: Ramzy al Spinoza. After party at Poündak Venue, doors open 22:00, admission free. Onstage: Haringman Collective.
International Music Showcase IL at the Abraham Hostel (Levontin 21)! Onstage: Funk’n’stein, Jewish Monkeys, ANNA-RF. DJ SET: Ramzy al Spinoza. Doors open 21:00, tickets are 40 NIS – order online via this link. https://musicshowcaseil.com/en
Folk Night TLV returns to Hangar Papaito (Elifelet 3)! Ten shows on two stages featuring: Amir Lev, Tomer Yeshayahu, OSOG feat. RedBand, Maya Isac, Twin Tree Grove, Asaf Shalem, Fireflies, Amos Zimmerman, Keren Ilan, Sapir Volach. Doors open at 16:00. Tickets are 95 advance/110 at the door – order online via this link.
International Music Showcase IL at the Yellow Submarine! Afternoon show doors open at 13:00, tickets are 40 NIS – order online via this link. https://musicshowcaseil.com/en Onstage: The Israel Jazz Orchestra, Al’Fado, Hadar Noiberg Duo, Mosaico Ensemble. Evening show doors open at 21:00, tickets are 40 NIS – order online via this link. https://musicshowcaseil.com/en Onstage: Adam Ben Ezra, Shay Hazan Quintet, Gili Yalo. DJ SET: Ramzy al Spinoza.
Blind Orchestra is celebrating their 5th anniversary at Papaito (Shalma Rd 29)! Each concert is unique, every concert is amazing: Listening to Blind Orchestra, is like listening to a concert with scripted music that’s been struck by a lightning bolt, performed by terrific musicians. (Yearot Menashe, May 2019); Blind Orchestra is the disappearing moment, the intricate design of a snowflake melting on your tongue, a dreamlike dance into the unknown, the essence of experience. Emerging from the perpetually creative brain of Dov ‘Balu’ Rosen (founding member of The Angelcy & Lo Dubim), the concept is very intriguing: in each performance a different ensemble of musicians performs blindfolded, in sets of improvised music, conducted by touch, with a different conductor for each set. It’s all about freedom, diversity, and the willingness to take risks. The music you hear is created in the moment. No one knows what to expect. (The Container, January 2019) ; What happens when you take a group of outstanding musicians and put blindfolds on them, for an improv-jam conducted by touch? A wild night of music that’s jazzy, melodic, psychedelic, hard driving rock, reggae and more, all swirling and merging into something entirely its own being, something different and fun, something that draws you in to listen, something that makes you want to dance! (The Zone, June 2016) . Onstage at Papaito will be : Uri Yida Shehoah (Malabi Tropical, La Combina Sound System); Omri Scoop (Muki, Voodoo Love Hendrix Tribute); Itamar Ben Yakir (Sumsum, Hayelala, Hoodna Orchestra); Gili Sharabi (Dunia, Masalev); Dor Levin (WTF GROOVES); Nitai Marcos (Forestt, Groove Ambassador); Yahli Sharon (Dazys Fasulia, Pufferfish); Eyal Tafesh (Pufferfish); Dov Balu the bear (The Angelcy, Lodubim). Doors open at 20:30. Tickets are 40 NIS and may be ordered online via this link.
4Play Blues Cabaret at the Ozen Bar (King George 48)! Onstage: Yaron Ben Ami – guitar & vocals, Guy Dagan – piano, vocals & harmonica, Noa Golan Barel – vocals & kazoo. Doors open at 22:30, tickets are 45 NIS advance/50 NIS at the door – order online via this link.
Jerusalem Jazz Festival at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem – December 4 – 6, 2019. The full schedule in English is on Midnight East: https://www.midnighteast.com/mag/?p=51121 . Amazing lineup: Both Sides of Africa – Noam Vazana & Abel Selaocoe (IL, South Africa) ★ URU & Ori Kaplan (IL) ★ Abate Berihun and Addis Ken feat. Rudi Bainesay (IL) ★ Shye Ben-Tzur Duet (IL) ★ Becca Stevens (USA) ★ Bohuslän Big Band & Avishai Cohen (Sweden) ★ CAGRI SERTEL (Turkey) ★ DOMi & JD Beck (USA) ★ KADAWA (IL) ★ Li Xiaochuan Quintet (China) ★ Liquid Saloon (IL) ★ SHALOSH (IL) ★ Soweto Kinch Trio (UK) ★ Tiloun (Réunion Island) ★ Yuval Cohen’s Chamber Jazz Quintet (IL) ★ Ecoute (IL)
Ground Heights hosts Sig’d celebration at the Abraham Hostel (Levontin 21)! Special guests: Ester Rada, Ayala Ingedashet, Tedi Negosa & DJ Gili. Doors open at 20:30. Tickets are 60 NIS in advance/80 NIS at the door – order online via this link.
Yossi Fine is celebrating at The Zone (Harechev 13) with Ben Aylon, Sharon Mantzur on keyboards & Ella Greenbaum! Doors open at 21:00, show at 22:00. Tickets are 60 NIS in advance/80 NIS at the door – order online via this link.
Daniel Johnston night at Kuli Alma (Mikveh Israel 10)! Fantastic lineup: Uzi Ramirez, Rotem Bar Or (theAngelcy), Noam Enbar, Mika Sade, Kiki Malinki, Nomke. The evening is produced by Avishay Zawoznik, Itamar Beck, Oded Weiss. From the people making this special night happen: ” All of us involved in tonight’s event–musicians, artists, the Kuli Ama crew and our producers–have been deeply influenced by Daniel’s music. True love brought us together, and true love will find us all, in the end.” Doors open at 20:00, show begins at 21:30. Before and during the event, videos will be screened and Daniel Johnston’s drawings will be exhibited in the Kuli-Alma gallery.
Serenity – Yogev Shetrit Trio at Shablul Jazz (Carlebach 23)! Drummer and composer Yogev Shetrit will be launching his second album – Serenity. Onstage: Yogev Shetrit – drums, music & production; David Shetrit – piano; Amir Solomon – bass. Doors open at 20:00, show at 21:00. Tickets are 80 NIS in advance/90 NIS at the door – order online via this link.