24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israeli performers at the Thailand International Jazz Conference E-mail

The 11th Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC), with a theme of “Chill out Around Jazz”, took place from 25 to 27 January at the College of Music at Mahidol University in Bangkok. The event brought together worldclass jazz artists from the US, Europe and many other locations, together with local Thai artists.

Dr Narong Prangcharoen, Dean of the College of Music at Mahidol University, said this year’s event was another important step for TIJC, with the mix of various styles of music. Over the past decade, TIJC has evolved as the centre and community of jazz that brings together jazz lovers from all over the country.

One of the highlighted performing groups was from Israel: highly acclaimed and widely regarded as one of the world’s top jazz bassists, Omer Avital performed with pianist Eden Ladin, saxophone duo Asaf Yuria and Alexander Levin and drummer Ofri Nehemya in a concert on 26 January.

Avital is a virtuoso bassist and a transformational composer and musical thinker. He is a master of the various rhythmic and harmonic vocabularies that underpin 20thand 21st-century hardcore jazz expression, which he approaches with a polyphonic attitude and articulates with prodigious technique.

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