Alon Yavnai Big Band CD Release featuring Paquito D'Rivera & Malika Zarra

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Alon Yavnai Big Band CD Release featuring Paquito D'Rivera & Malika Zarra

Sun, March 25, 2012

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$25.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Alon Yavnai Big Band CD Release featuring Paquito D'Rivera & Malika Zarra
Alon Yavnai Big Band CD Release featuring Paquito D'Rivera & Malika Zarra
Check out the Tablet Magazine podcast feature about Alon Yavnai (paste link in your browser):

http://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/94726/big-band-theory/

Israel-born, Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Alon Yavnai has teamed up with Germany's NDR Bigband for Shir Ahava (Hebrew for “A Love Poem”), his first album of music for a large ensemble and the initial recording for his own AYM label, to be released in March. Yavnai, who has shared Grammy Awards as a participant in projects by Paquito D'Rivera and Yo-Yo Ma and recorded with Freddie Hubbard and Nancy Wilson. Yavnai, who is an Associate Professor at Boston's acclaimed Berklee College of Music, has released three previous CDs with trios and a sextet. But Shir Ahava finds him working with the 17 members of the Hamburg, Germany-based NDR Bigband, expanding his musical palette and giving the musicians a chance to play music reflecting the composer's multinational background. The recording takes the big band sound global, weaving the music of Israel, Lebanon, North Africa, Cape Verde and Peru into the classic American big band sound.

For this CD release concert, Yavnai has put together an all-star big band lineup of top jazz musicians, who will be joined by special guests Paquito D'Rivera and Moroccan world/jazz singer Malika Zarra.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/