Yonathan Avishai Trio (IL)
JAZZ OF 4 CONTINENTS
Most sought after pianist in the international jazz scene and a regular companion of trumpeter Avishai Cohen and Bassist Omer Avital, Yonathan Avishai made refinement his trademark. Elected by “Jazz Magazine” as the “Foreign Musician of the year” for 2019, Yonathan is a true storyteller, giving the impression that he composes silence and sculpts melodies. In 2019, he released two albums for the prestigious label ECM Records, Joys and Solitudes in trio and Playing the room with Avishai Cohen, confirming his taste for elegance and an extremely expressive minimalism. Based in France, pianist Yonathan Avishai is undoubtedly one of the most singular voices of his generation. Whether through a concert, in a theater project or in a workshop, this unique musician, shares his passion for sound, music and its history. Yonatan’s original style revives the basic elements of jazz – swing, blues, and improvisation – in a very personal way. Inspired by artists such as Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Art Ensemble of Chicago and Mark Rothko, Yonathan creates an emotional and colorful poetic world. He strives to deepen the dimension of his music, packing each note with a dramatic charge. It is through an economy of means and experimenting with cycles that this music takes form. In his music minimalism is a mean of observing movement and attaining the essential, the poetry.
“Thrilling and exciting, this music has a constant flow. It deserves our unreserved applause.” — Jazz Magazine
“Through a poetic stroll in the world of cycles we discover what the essence of what music should be.“ – Jazz News
“Yonathan Avishai allows silence and desire to settle in music.”— France Musique
Yonathan Avishai – p; Yoni Zelnik – b; Donald Kontoanou – dr.
Admission: seating CZK 500, standing CZK 250, at the door: seating CZK 600, standing CZK 300. Seats reservation is possible only if you buy a ticket.
Band website: www.yonathanavishai.net