New York City is the jazz capital of the world," a fact that is enhanced, to a large extent, by the constant influx of astounding talent from across the globe. Among the many jazz musicians who have come to NYC to ply their trade are a considerable contingent of players from Israel, including Roni Ben-Hur and Oran Etkin - just two of the talented players who will perform at the 2013 Israeli Jazz Musician (IJM) Festival. The (IJM) Festival will take place from May 12 to 14 and is being presented by the NOHO Media Group, in association with the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF). The IJM Festival will be held at two separate venues in two boroughs: on May 12 in Manhattan, at The New School's Tishman Auditorium, and on May 13 and 14 in Brooklyn, at the Brooklyn Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.
The musicians currently scheduled to perform are guitarists Roni Ben- Hur, Yotam Silberstein, and Assaf Kehati, pianist Shai Maestro, flutist Itai Kriss, bassist Haggai Cohen Milo, clarinetist Oran Etkin, trombonist Rafi Malkiel, saxophonist Sagit Zilerman, and drummer Ziv Ravitz . The musicians will perform in various configurations throughout the three shows, on jazz standards as well as on their own original compositions. The Festival will be broadcast live online and available for viewing on most cable and satellite systems in the US.
Tickets for the Festival are $20 per day, with $10 tickets available for students with a valid ID.Complimentary tickets will also be available for veterans and for various non-profits. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific ticketing information. For up-to-the minute information,visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/icmfestival.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
NOHO MEDIA specializes in producing special events, live performances and web TV/video productions. NOHO is led by entrepreneur, CEO, and Executive Producer Matthew King. For more information, contact NOHOmediagroup@gmail.com.
The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) has been the touchstone of excellence in Israeli culture for 74 years, since before the founding of Israel itself. AICF has provided more than 16,000 scholarships to promising young artists and furthered the growth of more than 600 leading arts institutions. Among its many contributions, AICF has been instrumental to the development of a thriving Israeli jazz scene, providing early-career support to prominent jazz artists including Avishai, Anat, and Yuval Cohen, Eli Degibri, Gilad Hekselman, Rafi Malkiel, Omer Avital, Omer Klein, Hadar Noiberg, Haggai Cohen Milo, Itai Kriss, Yossi Regev, Roni Ben-Hur, Yotam Silberstein, and more than 600 others, and supporting top training programs such as Thelma Yellin Arts High School, the Rimon School of Jazz, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, among others.
Numerous other prominent jazz artists, including Assaf Kehati, Oran Etkin, and Shai Maestro, have featured prominently at AICF galas and events. Through awarding scholarships and grants, AICF contributes to the cultural foundation of Israel and strengthens her relationship with America. For more information,visit www.aicf.org.