Israeli jazz duo at Loft 129 | Community


CUMBERLAND – World Artists Experiences will bring together Israeli jazz singer Michal Hoter and pianist Moshe Elmakias on October 4 at 7 p.m. at Loft 129 at 129 Baltimore St.

The concert is free and donations will be accepted to defray programming costs. COVID-19 guidelines regarding masks and distancing will be followed.

Hoter is an ethnic jazz singer, songwriter and arranger from Israel.

His music includes new ethnic jazz compositions and original arrangements with a touch of different cultures, rhythms and languages, including English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yemeni, Swahili, Portuguese and Turkish. His music is inspired by nature, people and cultures.

Hoter’s first jazz album, “Earth Color”, released in 2016, was recorded in Dublin and Tel Aviv with musicians from around the world.

She has toured internationally with her musical projects at jazz and world music festivals in the United States, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Ireland, Israel, Tanzania and Turkey.

Hoter holds a Master of Arts in World Music from Sibeluis Academy, Finland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Composition and Performance from Newpark Dublin, Ireland.

Elmakias is an Israeli composer and pianist based in Boston. Having started studying classical piano at the age of 6, he is part of the new generation of Israeli jazz musicians. He is a graduate of the Israel Academy of Music and has performed with drummer Manu Katche, producer Larry Klein, trumpeter Itamar Borochov, singer Mor Karbasi, bassist Leo Espinosa, the Tal Gamlieli Trio and the Yogev Shetrit Trio. .

Elmakias has been touring internationally since the age of 13, performing at Umbria Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Guatemala Jazz Festival and Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, in Poland, Russia, the United States and Uzbekistan.

Arranger and composer as well as pianist, Elmakias recently completed his Masters at the New England Conservatory of Music while performing and recording around the world.

WAE is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring international understanding together through cultural and civic diplomacy in communities, colleges and schools, using the international language of the arts.

For more information, call 301-268-4037. Links to the two musicians can be found on YouTube.

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