EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Itamar Borochov

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Last Show: Tuesday 20 th November 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter & composer Itamar Borochov connects lower Manhattan to North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara, celebrating traces of the divine that he finds in elegant sophistication, Middle Eastern tradition and downhome blues. 

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“Just because this album has a jazz focus doesn’t mean his world-music background loses its place in his voice, a unique hybrid of the Middle East and Brooklyn, compelling technique and delicate lyricism… If you decide to follow, your own life can be enriched with a connection to Borochov’s music that goes beyond a mere appreciation for his virtuosity and thoughtful composition.” - DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“He must posses a superior mind” - FRANCE MUSIC

Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochov?s search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city. After working with such legendary artists as Curtis Fuller and Candido Camero, and having served as arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, Borochov set out on his own path, and audiences worldwide are falling for his enchanting sound and virtuosic expression.. His critically acclaimed debut recording Outset (2014) was included in the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2014 List, and his album Boomerang (2016) was chosen as "revelation" on Jazz Magazine and peaked at #5 on iTunes Jazz Charts. His upcoming Album Blue Nights, is set for release in September 2019 on Laborie Jazz. 



This concert has been made possible with support from the Embassy of Israel in London.

Itamar Borochov (trumpet)
Rob Clearfield (piano)
Nicolas Thys (bass)
Jay Sawyer (drums)