The Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv-Yafo
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Toshiko Akiyoshi           piano
Lew Tabackin tenor sax and flute

Boris Kozlov

Mark Taylor drums

Duke Ellington, a composer, pianist and big band leader, whose career spanned many decades from the late 1920s to the 1970s is for many the real essence of jazz, a musician who has influenced the world of jazz in numerous ways and has left his artistic mark on this sizzling art form. In this special homage to Ellington, pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, an orchestra leader and a composer by her own right, will perform in her Israeli debut in a quartet together with saxophone player and flutist Lew Tabackin. They will play some of Ellington's greatest numbers, side by side with some of Akiyoshi's own original jazz music.

"Ms. Akiyoshi is one of the finest living be-bop pianists."
Peter Watrous, The New York Times

"A veteran of 30 years co-leading the Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band with his pianist wife, Tabackin is a brilliant and emotive improviser at the top of his form."
Curtis Schleber, The Columbus Dispatch


Fri 22.1.10 (22:00)

Ticket Prices: 115/162/199 Nis

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