January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams”
$20 Music Charge, $12 pp Minimum
Yoron Israel – drums, percussion
Michael Cochrane – piano
Will Slater – bass
Now residing in Boston, Drummer, Percussionist, Bandleader, Educator, Composer Yoron Israel will be making a rare appearance in the NY/NJ area, performing with his Trio “New Dreams” with Michael Cochrane – piano and Will Slater – bass. Join them for an evening of exciting, creative and inspired music. As quoted by the legendary Jack DeJohnette; “Yoron Israel a drummer who has good taste. He has a sense of direction and a feeling of joy in his drumming, compositions and arrangements. Yoron Israel is an important voice you should listen to.”
Yoron varied credentials and illustrious career includes 12 recordings as a leader and over 200 recordings as an accompanist. His latest release, This Moment – Live in Boston has received rave reviews, and Visions – The Music of Stevie Wonder was among Jazz Week’s top 100 recordings of 2012. Stay tuned for Yoron’s upcoming recording later this year.
Other releases on his record label, Ronja Music, are A Gift for You and Basic Traneing. The latter reached number three on the National Jazz Charts in 2004. As co-leader of the Frank Walton/Yoron Israel Sextet, Live in Chicago (Hal-Wal Records) is another prolific recording that captured the ensemble in an inspired live performance at the University of Chicago in 2014.
Yoron has performed, toured internationally and recorded with such renown artists as, Sonny Rollins, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Abbey Lincoln, Tony Bennett, David “Fathead” Newman, Kenny Burrell, Clifford Jordan, Jim Hall, Gloria Lynn, James Williams, Cedar Walton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Oliver Lake, Eddie Gomez, Eliane Elias, Red Holloway, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, Vanessa Rubin, Cyrus Chestnut, and Avery Sharpe, among numerous others.
He earned his Masters of Music degree from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and Bachelor of Music degree from Roosevelt University (Chicago IL). He is currently Percussion Department Co-Chair and Professor, at Berklee College of Music.
For more information, including videos and recording excerpts visit: www.yoronisrael.com