TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015: AVI LEBOVICH ORCHESTRA (Studio Series) at National Arts Centre Studio - Fri Jun 19 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fri Jun 19 2015 at 7:00 pm
Show at 7:00 pm
National Arts Centre Studio
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Avi Lebovich Orchestra


Avi Lebovich - trombone, music director
Yair Slutzki - trombone
Yaron Ouzana - trombone
Edo Gur - trumpet
Arthur Krasnobaev - trumpet
Alon Farber - soprano & alto saxophone
Tal Varon - alto & tenor saxophone
Alexander Levin - tenor saxophone
Yuval Tabachnik - tenor & baritone saxophone
Jonathan Albalak - guitar
Mickey Warshai - bass guitar & double bass
Ron Almog - drums

Israeli trombonist Avi Leibovich is a master sideman, having supporting a dazzling array of huge names including Bootsy Collins, Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, and Roy Hargrove during the many years he lived in New York City. He also spent two years in the ‘90s as part of British acid-jazz band Incognito, with whom he toured and recorded. But in 2003 he returned to his home country to form the Avi Leibovich Orchestra—a contemporary reincarnation of the traditional big band. Recruiting strong players from the Israeli scene, Leibovich set out to form a group that would best represent the present state of that country’s jazz sound. But true to his roots, Leibovich’s orchestra calls up the rock and funk of his sideman years as part of their modern Israeli jazz, making it a big band sound in tune with the present day.

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