Composer and trombonist Rafi Malkiel, originally from Israel, is an active musician in both the Jazz and Latin scenes in New York City. Leading his quintet, Rafi plays original compositions, as well as unique arrangements fusing Jazz and Latin-American standards with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
The Rafi Malkiel Quintet will be playing selections from Rafi's debut solo album titled My Island, to be released in March 2007. The album features him as a composer, arranger, band leader, trombone and euphonium player. It also features some of the best Jazz and Latin musicians in New York City, including legendary bassist Andy Gonzalez, percussionist Anthony Carrillo, tuba player Howard Johnson, clarinetist Anat Cohen and many more. Look for the group's upcoming performances at Small's and at the Israeli Jazz Caf at the JCC in Manhattan.
...blasting bombardino solos by Refael Malkiel" --Rock Paper Scissors, La Cumbiamba eNeye, Matrioneta CD Review, Chonta Records 11.22.2006
Rafi Malkiel Quintet:
Rafi Malkiel - Trombone, Euphonium
Itai Kriss - Flute
Jack Glottman - Piano
Dave Hertzberg - Bass
Henry Cole - Drums
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