Ron & the Red Beans are a Tel Aviv based group that plays swing music featuring
virtuosic tap dancing.
Their musical style ranges from 1920’s traditional New Orleans jazz to 1940’s swing,
that was popular in Harlem, New York, in legendary clubs like Savoy Ballroom and
The band’s repertoire includes some of the greatest hits identified with Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Cub Callaway, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Jelly Roll Morton, Nina Simone, Hank Williams, Harry Belafonte, Louis Prima and more.
Ron & the Red Beans are: Ron Freund – guitar, vocals, and tap; Josette Wiggan – tap; Roy Bar Yehuda – saxophone and Ziv Grinberg – double bass.
Ron Freund, dancer and former Mayumana cast member, founded the band in 2013 when he returned to Israel after a few years of performing as a dancer in New Orleans and New York. It was there he met Josette Wiggan, formerly of the Cirque du Soleil, and the two became partners in music and life.
Ron & the Red Beans have performed at Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, the Tel
Aviv Blues Festival, the Desert Stomp swing festival in Mitzpe Ramon and at the
reality show Israel Got Talent.
“Ron & the Red Beans make you want to kick up your heels and dance! Evoking the
feel of New Orleans, where different music traditions met and merged, creating
something bold and new, the band swings with old time elegance and seductive heat…”
Ayelet Dekel [Midnight East]
Discounted tickets here for 60 NIS and 70 NIS at the doors
Doors open at 20:00 show start at 21:00