Nitai Hershkovits 'New Place Always'

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Last Show: Tuesday 30 th April 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

New Place Always is a collection of melodies that have resonated through time, long enough to evoke a sense of folkloric familiarity. After collaborating for his debut album, Nitai Hershkovits and Rejoicer take the art of Piano Solo to a new level; Eight of the tunes were written together in the studio. Like in classical music, the rest of the tunes are through-composed, leaving space for interpreta- tion and real-time composition as well as gathering musical ideas from Nitai’s African roots, using Western harmonies to create a new, fresh palette of sounds.

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Pianist and composer Nitai Hershkovits has been described as a ‘Genuine prodigy’ by BBC music. ‘Reminiscent of a silky-toned old piano swinger such as the late Hank Jones’ (The Guardian), in- tertwining bliss and melancholy with skillful freedom. As a solo artist, Nitai Hershkovits’ reper- toire consists mainly of original work written for piano, giving space for interpretation.
Since a young age, Nitai had the privilege of touring all over the world and performing at many different venues: Village Vanguard, Salle Pleyel, Vienna Konzerthaus, l’Olympia, Alter Oper, North Sea Jazz Festival, Antibes Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, Montreux Jazz Festival, Barbican Center and Tonhalle, to name a few.
In 2011 Nitai joined bassist Avishai Cohen’s group (known for his long time collaboration with Chick Corea as well as for his successful band leading career). As part of Cohen’s Trio as well as of other symphonic projects, they recorded 3 albums together:A Duet - Duende (EMI/Blue Note), A chamber music project Almah (EMI/Parlaphone) and a Trio album -
From Darkness (Razdaz Records).
In 2016 Nitai had relocated to NY and is keeping a busy schedule, touring and recording with no- table artists such as: Malmo Symphonic Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Kurt Rosen- winkel, Kendrick Scott, Mike Moreno, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Robert Sadin, Theo Bleck- mann, Matt Penman, Mark Turner, Marcus Gilmore, Ben Monder, Jorge Rossy, Mndsgn (Ring- go) among many others.

Band Lineup

Nitai Hershkovits (piano)

Or Bareket (bass)

Amir Bresler (drums)