Two performances in December

The second performance:

Monday 26.12 at 20:30

Ehran Elisha (New-York / Percussion)
together with:

J.C.Jones (Double Bass)
Herold Rubin (Clarinet)
Ido Bukelman (Guitar)
Shai Ran (Double Bass)

Ehran Elisha has been an important and prominent avant-garde jazz musician in the United States for over two decades, performing and recording in New York, leading several ensembles including some of the best musicians on the scene. He has been noted as one of the most exciting and original drummers playing this music, and has released six albums of his music, including two discs that came out this year on the new Israeli label OutNowRecordings.

Harold Rubin Jazz musician, artist, teacher, and architect, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932. Studied classical clarinet. Formed jazz quartet in South Africa and was responsible for organizing communication between black and white musicians for some years before he immigrated to Israel in 1963. In 1986 formed Zaviot quartette with Mark Smulian, playing original music, which received the prize at Eilat Festival 1987. The group performed in festivals and jazz clubs in Europe in 1988/9. He has developed various groups performing in all major festivals in Israel. He has started working with Mark Smulian again on their own new music. 6 albums of his music have been released and he has taken part in others as a guest. He performs in Europe, U.S.A and South Africa and is one of the founders of the Tel Aviv Art Ensemble and still works with the group. Harold was awarded the Landau prize for the performing arts in 2007.

Jean Claude Jones By the time he emigrated to Israel, Jean Claude Jones had developed a jazz career in France and the US, having played in jazz bands since a young age and having studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Music Institute of Technology in LA. As a double bass player he became involved in free improvised music since the 1980’s. Over time he added electronics and computer-manipulated sounds to his musical arsenal. JC Jones served as chair of the Jazz Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He has performed and recorded with many leading international and Israeli musicians, dancers, poets and vocal artists, including Stan Getz, Joelle Leandre and Avishai Cohen. JC Jones’s current projects include the Excited Strings duo with cellist Yuval Mesner, Between the Strings trio with viola player Nori Jacoby and violinist Daniel Hoffman, DoubleTake duo with pianist Ariel, Deep Tones for Peace international telematic internet all basses project, and the Myelin project. The driving force behind JC’s work is “finding one’s space.”

Shai Ran is a double bass player. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1978. Currently living in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the Jerusalem Music academy under Dr. Michael Klinghoffer and Omer Avital. Shai is a leading bass player and is taking part in various productions, concerts and festivals.

Ido Bukelman born in 1981, lives in Jerusalem, Israel. Ido plays in a variety of highly creative musical projects as a leader and as a sideman. Ido Bukelman’s first CD “City Tail” was recorded as a trio, and released 2009. Subsequently, Ido toured in Russia (March 2009) and Turkey in the framework of the “Ankara International Jazz Festival” (February 2010). The CD “Cracked Song” features the trio with the addition of cellist and composer Yuval Mesner. Ido has recently been focusing on solo (acoustic guitar) playing, and is currently exploring the use of refined extended techniques and sounds. He has so far released 5 Cd`s under his own name.