Nigun Quartet

Wednesday January 24 21:00

Live at The Zone

Nigun is an original jazz ensemble that creates new Jewish-Israeli music, crossing musical and social sectors. Nigun’s music is rhythmic, exciting, catchy and speaks to a wide audience of listeners. A combination of the simplicity of the melody with rhythmic and harmonic complexity, which creates a special and dreamlike experience.

The music of Nigun is built on ancient spiritual-mystical tunes of the various Hasids in Eastern Europe. Hasidic music has been used for generations for spiritual ascension. Through the music, Hasidim ascended to mental states of supreme joy, introspection, longing for the Vanished. The melody reveals the soul in a person.

Nigun Quartet combines the spirituality of the Hasidic melody with the improvisation, power and complexity of contemporary jazz.
The arrangements combine current grooves such as funk, Balkan, jungle and magical harmonies.

Tom Lev – saxophone
Graduated from Berklee University of Music and the Rimon School. Performed and collaborated with first-rate artists, including jazz artists such as Frank Gambella, Dave Samuels, Ralph Peterson, Cachao Lopez and the late Ernie Lawrence, as well as leading artists in the field of Israeli music, including Yonatan Razel, Evitar Banai, Berry Sakharof, Idan Rachel and more.

Moshe Almachias – piano
Despite his young age, with a unique musical language, Moshe Almachias is considered one of the most promising musicians in the Israeli scene; In recent years, Moshe has performed and recorded with the best artists in Israel and abroad, such as
Drummer Billy Hart, producer Larry Klein, the Tal Gamleli Trio, the Yogev Shetrit Trio, and the Nigun Quartet. Moshe has a bachelor’s degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and a master’s degree from the Conservatory of Music
of New England (NEC) in Boston. These days Moshe lives and makes music in the United States and goes on tours around the world.

Ofer Schneider – bass
From the mid-nineties, bassist Ofer Schneider was one of the most sought-after bassists in the jazz scene in Israel and played with the best musicians in Israel and abroad – Stephon Harris, Donald Harrison, Antonio Hart, Gregory Tardy, Birreli Lagren, Jimmy Lovelace, Alon Ularchik, Ariel Zilber, Eli Dejiberi, Itai Kris, Avishai Cohen, Jess Korn, Erez Barnoi, Shay Zalman are just a few of them.

Yosef Levy – drums
Yossi, a graduate of the Rimon music school, began his musical career as a jazz player and played jazz with many artists including Ilan Salem, Amikam Kimelman, Yossi Levy, Mamlo and more. He played and collaborated in Israel and abroad with the bands Roots Afrika, the Chevrolet Band, Yuval Banai, Assaf Ayalon, Yossi Fine, Hamadregot Band, Aharon Razel and many others.

Doors open 9 p.m, show starts 10 p.m.
Presale tickets NIS 80 or NIS 90 on the evening of the show.

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