"The music really catches fire...Erez stretches out, using his impressive instrumental technique to great effect..." (Songlines Magazine- 2010)
Caravan World Rhythms presents
Itamar Erez CD Release
with Hamin Honari, Francois Houle, James Meger & Kevin Romain
and Opening Act The Giving Shapes
Tickets: Online Here, 1-800-838-3006, & Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Drive
General Admission $20 + charges (advance) & $25 (door) /
Buy CD with advance ticket and save $5 on CD. ($35 advance with CD)
Itamar's music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. This award-winning and internationally renowned musician offers a glimpse into his rich and inventive musical universe of original world/jazz in concert this June, accompanied by a who's-who of Vancouver musicianship.
On June 20th, Itamar will launch his groundbreaking new release and 4th CD Mi Alegria.
This release includes stunning new works with collaborating local and international musicians such as:
François Houle (clarinet), Hamin Honari (percussion), James Meger (bass), Kevin Romain (drums), Ilan Salem (flute), Dani Benedikt (percussion), and Celso Machado (percussion).
ABOUT ITAMAR EREZ - www.itamarerez.com
Israeli-born Erezs first CD Desert Song was recorded in Vancouver in 2006 with The Adama Ensemble. His 2nd CD, Hommage" (2010) was recorded while in Israel, with special guest artists Omar Faruk Tekbilek and others. His most recent CD New Dawn (2013) was a collaboration with percussionist Yshai Afterman and with Antonio Serrano (harmonica). Itamar performed and toured in Europe, and gained recognition and much praise on that continent's World/Jazz scene.