First Night Boston: The Israeli Jazz Collective

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Monday / December 31, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul Cathedral
138 Tremont Street

Bringing a fresh voice and great talent, the Consulate General of Israel to New England is proud to present a group of Israeli musicians composed of young musicians, Berklee College of Music almuni, and current students. This all-Israeli band will orchestrate a night of innovation and creativity. The group will be playing original compositions as well of some of Israel’s classics. Lihi Haruvi, the group’s musical director, has also recently played in the Newport Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, and UNESCO First International Jazz Day.


Jazz is a tool to explore creativity, both as listeners and performers. As an amalgam of cultures, jazz borrows from African, European, and Mediterranean traditions. This cultural freedom has given Israeli musicians an artistic space to share their ideas and celebrate their past while allowing the music of the 21st century to emerge.

The Israeli Jazz Collective is a group composed of young and well-established musicians founded in Boston. At First Night, the group will be showcasing an exciting performance constructed of original compositions as well as Israeli classics in a night of innovation and creativity.

The group members include Tutti Druyan (voice), Tali Rubinstein (recorder), Eitan Gofman (flute/tenor saxophone), Ran Gil (piano), Yonatan Marianer (bass), Nati Blankett (drum set), and Lihi Haruvi (alto/soprano saxophone).


Set list:

“Land Of Israel” by Lihi Haruvi

“Monolog Leyli” by Ran Gil

“Hazra Betshova” by Matti Caspi

Arranged by Nati Blankett

“Hayalda Hachi Yafa Bagan” by Yoni Rechter

Arranged by Lihi Haruvi

“Layla” by Sahlom Hanoch

Arranged by Ehud Ettun

“A Place Like Home” by Tali Rubinstein

“Possibility” by Lihi Haruvi


First Night Button, $15