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Itamar Borochov Quartet Live in Concert
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Israeli Jazz artist, Itamar Borochov will perform live with his quartet on the Kaplan Theatre stage at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston, 5601 South Braeswood on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer Itamar Borochov connects lower Manhattan to North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara, celebrating traces of the divine that he finds in elegant sophistication, Middle Eastern tradition and downhome blues. Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochov's search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.

Borochov has worked with such legendary artists as Curtis Fuller and Candido Camero and served as arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, which performed during the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair in 2014 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. His critically acclaimed debut recording Outset (2014) was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and his album Boomerang (2016) peaked at #5 on iTunes Jazz Charts.  He has performed internationally at such prestigious venues and festivals as Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, SummerStage at Central Park, Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Ethno Port Festival (Poland), Montreal Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Festival and more.

Borochov will also perform with pianist, Rob Clearfield at Friday Night Lights on Friday, February 1 at a more intimate event designed for guests to enjoy Shabbat dinner in a sophisticated setting while enjoying a particular artistic genre. Tickets for Friday Night Lights must be purchased in advance.

In Downbeat Magazine’s review of the latest album Boomerang, Izzy Yellen wrote “Just because this album has a jazz focus doesn’t mean his world-music background loses its place in his voice, a unique hybrid of the Middle East and Brooklyn, compelling technique and delicate lyricism...If you decide to follow, your own life can be enriched with a connection to Borochov’s music that goes beyond a mere appreciation for his virtuosity and thoughtful composition.”         

Concert tickets are $20 Member and $30 Public. To purchase tickets, visit www.erjcchouston.org/music.  For information, contact Amy Rahmani at arahmani@erjcchouston.org.  


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