Itamar Borochov Quartet

Focus Israel

Wednesday June 27 @ 6:00PM, National Arts Centre

Bio

Featuring:

Itamar Borochov – trumpet
Rob Clearfield – piano
Sam Weber – bass
Kush Abadey - drums

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. Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochovʼs 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.

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.ably become part of everyone's daily life. It’s something you think about and obsess over and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong.