JAZZ ROOM presents Itai Kriss & Telavana
October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on October 15, 2022 at 9:15 pm
MIDDLE EASTERN & CARIBBEAN JAZZ
“From the Desert to the Tropics, TELAVANA bridges the musical spheres of the Middle East and the Caribbean!”
“One of New York’s best kept secrets.” – LatinJazzNet
Grammy-nominated Israeli flutist Itai Kriss and his band Telavana bring the sounds of his native Middle East with the vibrant rhythms the Caribbean to the JAZZ ROOM. From the desert shores of Israel to the tropical beaches of Cuba, TELAVANA bridges the musical spheres of the Middle East and the Caribbean by combining Timba, Soul, North African music and Jazz to create a unique and lively mix of rhythms and textures.
They will be playing selections from their two album releases “Supermoon” (2021) and “Telavana” (2018) , as well as fresh new music to be featured on their upcoming studio recording. This performance wraps up the last week celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Itai Kriss – flute
Wayne Tucker – trumpet
Alon Yavnai – piano
Tamir Shmerling – bass
Dan Aran – drums
Samuel Torres – congas
Special Guest: Amos Hoffman – oud and guitar
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Thank you to our JAZZ ROOM contributors: South Arts, Knight Foundation, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Infusion Fund.