Inauguration Performance for issuing the CD The Door – Ido Bukelman\ Solo acoustic guitar, Banjo, Percussion
The album The Door was released in the last month in the label Kadima of Jean Claude Jones. In the album are free-improvised pieces – solo works for acoustic guitar, banjo and percussion.
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.
Israel Eliraz was born in Jerusalem in 1936. From 1936 to 1980, he published three novels, a book of short stories and a number of plays and opera librettos, which have been staged both in Israel and abroad. Eliraz has published his first book of poetry in 1980 under the pseudonym George Mathias Ibrahim. Since then, he has published another 19 poetry books under his own name in French and Hebrew. Eliraz has been awarded the ACUM Prize three times, the Ministry Award of Culture twice, the Prime Minister’s Prize twice and the Natan Alterman Prize for Poetry. He has also been awarded an Honorary Citation by the French Government. His poetry has been published abroad on 11 languages.
Jean Claude Jones was born in Sfax, Tunisia. He moved to France at a young age, where he taught himself to play bass and lead guitar. At the age of 17 he was playing in professional popular music and jazz bands. In 1978 he moved to the US where he pursued formal musical studies. In 1981 he graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in jazz guitar, and moved to Los Angeles where he studied guitar and bass at the Music Institute of Technology for two years. He emigrated to Israel in 1983 and became a key player in the newly developing jazz scene. In 1986 he made a definitive switch from bass guitar to double bass, and became involved in free improvised music. Over time he added electronics and computer-manipulated sounds to his musical arsenal.
Ståle Liavik Solberg (born 1979) is a Norwegian drummer, percussionist and improviser. In the recent years he has established himself as strong voice in the field of improvised music.
He has a masters degree in improvisation from the Norwegian Academy of Music, and has a burning interest for the combination of improvised music in relation to other art forms.