Penya na familia ya Zawose by Penya. Instead, he prefers to perform his own compositions. We are very proud of this CD — in a duet setting, there is a lot of freedom to each musician, but at the same time you cannot hide behind other musicians. The intense, mesmerizing repetitions and rising tensions evoke the intelligence of Dave Brubeck or Moe Koffmann, while the wind section takes the listener to the Middle East and China. The title, Mi Alegria , or My Happiness , is a play on words:

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Adding to the honors he has received over the years for his work, he garnered the ACUM and Landau prizes for special achievement in jazz.

There was also live music in his home, he said.

itamar erez hommage

Originally from Tel Aviv, Erez teaches guitar at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and collaborates with renowned musicians from numerous cultures and musical traditions.

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ITAMAR EREZ – “Mi Alegria” CD-Release Concert | Caravan World Rhythms

I was always impressed by his creativity and musical skills but we never got to collaborate together until now. Streaming and Download help.

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itamar erez hommage

Liron is one of the best handpan known also as Pantam or Hang player in the world, and a great flamenco guitarist. The dedication to Tekbilek, with Tekbilek himself adding ney flute, is one of the album’s most successful tributes. The most successful dedications are the ones for Amigo and Gismonti.


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Erez derives inspiration from a wealth of other sources: Skip to content Home Events calendar Sept. Since this past July, Erez once again calls Vancouver home. Something wants to come out, influenced by different traditions, meeting musicians from all over the world, like the Turkish musician I met.

I absorbed a lot of it. Tunisia was definitely a highlight. I played with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, the great sufi musician, in front of 6, people, got to visit the old city of Carthage and Sousse, and enjoyed the good Tunisian food and their warm hospitality. Kawuku Sound by Kawuku Sound. The title, Mi Alegriaor My Happinessis a play on words: Rikkud simply means dance in Hebrew. The relationship between father and son, through music, is mirrored in his relationship with his own son, Yahli.

Last year was also a remarkable one for Israel-born Erez, and not just for his many performances.

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ITAMAR EREZ – “Mi Alegria” CD-Release Concert

Added to all the different traditions in Israel, Erez got a well-rounded education in music, which shows in his eclectic repertoire.

Guy Buttery by Guy Buttery. Not sure, to tell you the truth, exactly why and how — it just came to me one day as if a voice whispered it in my ear. Now that he has moved back, there will hopefully be many more opportunities to hear him play. It is so passionate that the beautiful melody simply erupts, through swift changes of solos between Erez on guitar and Tekbilek, and the song gains more volume and energy as the other musicians join in.


Tags world contemporary jazz fingerstyle guitar flamenco flamenco-jazz percussion world music Vancouver. There is a lot more responsibility to each of us, so it is very challenging.

Hommage by Itamar Erez and the Adama Ensemble

Erez’s breezy solo guitar composition, “Belonging,” bridges the gap between the steaming articulation of his dedication to Amigo and the sophisticated, multilayered Gismonti tribute, “Hommage.

Erez will be playing guitar with Sound of Itzmar, as well. For tickets and more information, visit soundofdragon. All in all, the mood of the album suggests so much of human experience and emotion, from joyous to the pensive, from comical to introspective and brooding, and beyond.