Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Independence Day Jazz Concert

The HED big band is an Israeli phenomenon. Composed of some 16 professional musicians, most of them immigrants from Russia, they have been delighting audiences for years with their renderings of classic American tunes from the 1940s jazz era. They have performed with leading vocalists and musicians from Israel and abroad. Their classy club in south Tel Aviv is the perfect venue for hearing this amazing music, the horns literally blow you away (particularly if you are next to the stage), Shimon the pianist is amazing, and the vocal acoustics are great as well. There is also a bar for delicious snacks, and of course alcohol.

Because there are often eighteen people on the stage, there are a lot of mouths to feed, and unless the club is full (about 100), they lose money. As a result, there are fewer and fewer performances, and this is unfortunate. Many of the musicians have to support their families by menial day jobs. So come swing with them!

Contact Mel Rosenberg to receive discounted tickets 80Nis instead of 90.

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