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Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams” @ BOP STOP

March 22 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams” @ BOP STOP

Drummer extraordinaire, Yoron Israel, returns to the BOP STOP as a band leader to showcase his talents in a trio setting. This is certainly a "Don't Miss" concert.

Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted and sought after musicians in the music industry today. Yoron’s exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his recordings; “VISIONS” – The Music of Stevie Wonder (Ronja Music), “Basic Traneing” (Ronja Music), “Chicago” (Double Time), “Live at the Blue Note” (Half Note) and “A Gift for You” (Ronja Music). All of these fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike. They represent the extensive depth of Yoron Israel’s musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader. He brings his unique influences and experiences in Jazz, World Styles, Gospel, ContemporaryChristian, Funk, R & B and Orchestral idioms full circle with his compositions, arrangements, repertoire and ensemble concept: “Music to be enjoyed by all”. As Jack DeJohnette quotes, “A Gift for You” is a sparkling musical offering from 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.”

For select engagements and recordings, Yoron has showcased the talents of Tom Harrell, Houston Person, Cecil Bridgewater, Steve Turre, Miles Griffith, Antonio Hart, Eric Alexander, Amina Claudine Meyers, Joe Lovano, Thaddeus Hogarth, George Russell, Jr., Steve Hunt, Leo Blanco, Jeff Lockhart, Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Ron Mahdi and Ernesto Diaz among others, bringing even more diversity and impact to his performances.

In addition to leading his various projects as a bandleader. Yoron’s brilliant musicality, intensity and versatility are appreciated worldwide, through consistent performances at prestigious concerts, notable festivals, and prominent clubs as well as on more than 100 major recordings as an accompanist. Otis Clay, Shirley Caesar, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutchinson, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington, Freddie Cole, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Pharoah Sanders, David “Fathead” Newman, Red Holloway, Larry Coryell, Doctor Lonnie Smith, Bennie Wallace, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Vanessa Rubin, Kevin Mahogany, Roy Hargrove, Bill Mays, James Williams, Cyrus Chestnut and Joshua Redman are among the numerous artists that he has worked with. He currently tours regularly with bassist Avery Sharpe, saxophonists Marco Pignataro and vibraphonist Jay Hoggard.

Since 2000, he has maintained a busy schedule performing and recording with many outstanding Boston based artists, such as Laszlo Gardony, The Makanda Project, Donna McElroy, Gabrielle Goodman, Stan Strickland and Lance Bryant to name a few. Additionally, he has become a first call accompanist for a wide range of artists appearing in the New England area; this list includes Abraham Laboriel, Eddie Gomez, Frank Morgan, Joanne Brackeen, Eliane Elias, Larry Goldings, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jane Ira Bloom, Greg Osby,Clark Terry and Joey DeFrancesco, among others.

Additionally, Yoron Israel is currently the Assistant Chair and Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts and Music Director at Victory World Outreach Church, Randolph, MA.

He received hisMaster of Music degree from Rutgers University ’97 (New Brunswick, NJ) and Bachelor of Music degree from Roosevelt University ’86(Chicago IL).

As an educator, he is the author of the acclaimed educational DVD, “Creative Jazz Improvisation for Drum Set”, published by Hal Leonard and Berklee Press. He has also author of the online course“Drum Set Fundamentals”, which is offered through Berkleemusic.com.

Mr. Israel was formerly on the faculty at Rutgers University, William Paterson University and Mannes College -The New School For Music, he continues to teach privately, conduct clinics, workshops, residencies and music camps throughout the world. These include the Havana (Cuba) Jazz Festival, Hokkaido Groove Camp, Sapporo, Japan (2009, ’08, ’07), the Seminario & Encuentro Internacional de Jazz, Xalapa Mexico (2010, 2006 & 2004), Berklee Percussion Festivals (2003 – 2010), Taichung Jazz Festivals, Taiwan (2003 & 2004), The International Association of Jazz Educators Convention (2002), The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2009, 2001), Young Audiences of New Jersey (1994 – 2006), The Vermont Jazz Camp (1990 – 1997) and The Litchfield Music School (1998 and 1999).

Featuring:

  • Yoron Israel - drums/percussion
  • Kevin Harris - piano
  • Will Slater - bass

http://yoronisrael.com/

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