Tal Gamlieli Trio meets Dayna Stephens

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tal Gamlieli has been an in-demand jazz bassist since 2007. Since completing his master’s degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston he has collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians, around the world, including trumpeter Avishai Cohen, pianists Joanne Brackeen and Danilo Perez, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi and vocalist Liz Wright. Tal’s well-received debut album 'Dania' came out in July of 2017, and his sophomore release Change of Heart, a joint project with acclaimed American saxophonist Dayna Stephens, will be released on August 2019

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Dayna Stephens

Recent recipient of the number-two spot for the 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll in the category "Rising Star-Tenor Saxophone", Dayna Stephens has garnered critical acclaim over the years for his playing, compositions and arrangements. DownBeat's James Hale describes Gratitude, the saxophonist/composer's eighth release as a leader, as a "highly cinematic listening experience, full of roiling seas and shifting skies." Brad Faberman cites Dayna as the JazzTimes Editor's Pick, writing, "His big, warm lines are full of notes and intent but also gusts of wind, bodies of water."

Tal Gamlieli

Tal has been an in-demand jazz bassist since 2007. He has collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians, around the world, including trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Grammy winning pianist Danilo Perez, pianist Joanne Brackeen, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi and vocalist Liz Wright. Over the past decade he has performed, as leader and with various top acts, at a slew of prestigious venues and major international events such as Love Supreme Jazz Festival (UK), Small's Jazz Club (New York), Jazz Dock (Prague), Pizza Express (London, UK), ORF Radio Cafe (Vienna), the Smithsonian lnstitution in Washington DC and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia . A Downbeat Magazine Award for Outstanding Performance recipient, Tal has been fronting his own trio since 2014. The band made its first international appearance at the Panama Jazz Festival, in January 2016, since when it has been touring extensively and playing to enthusiastic audiences across the globe. Tal's well-received debut album "Dania" came out in July of 2017, and his sophomore release Change of Heart, a joint project with acclaimed American saxophonist Dayna Stephens, will be released ?? August 2019.

Moshe Elmakias

Moshe Elmakias started playing classical piano at the age of 6, and throughout his youth took an interest in Jazz music. At the age of 13 he was already touring around the world with various bands and orchestras. Moshe won many competitions and scholarships in lsrael and abroad including Conad Jazz Competition (Umbria Jazz Festival 2016) and America - lsrael Culture Foundation 2018, and studied with world famous musicians such as Eli Degibri and Shai Maestro. From the age of 19 he is performing internationally with artists such as ltamar Borochov (New York) Leo Espinosa (Cuba), Mor Karbasi (lsrael), Yogev Shetrit (lsrael) and Marco Pignataro (US). These days Moshe plays and records with many Israeli musicians at festivals and important venues around the country.

Amir Bar Akiva

From a young age it was clear to Amir that music will be the center of his life. Studying at the Jerusalem Academy High School for Music and the lsrael Conservatory of Music, Amir began to hone his craft ?? the drum set and met many musical peers he continues to work with to this day. Since then, Amir is collaborating and touring internationally with artists such as renowned pianist Chano Domigues, Hadar Noiberg (lsrael) and ldan Abrahamson (lsrael). Amir received awards and scholarships from various foundations for his excellent musicianship, including the Amitai Roken Foundation, the America - lsrael Cultural Foundation and the lsrael Conservatory of Music. ln 2017, he was accepted into the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City where he won a full scholarship for his studies, and is still learning there today.

Band Lineup

Dayna Stephens (saxophones and composer)

Tal Gamlieli (double bass and composer)

Moshe Elmakias (piano)

Amir Bar Akiva (drums)