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Sivan Arbel, Jazz Concert

Sivan Arbel, Jazz Concert


May 15, 2022    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Temple Israel
475 Grove Street, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450

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Singer/Songwriter Sivan Arbel & her Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert in person at Temple Israel & JCC in Ridgewood, NJ.

The performance will include a traditional Hebrew song, a song derived from an ancient Hebrew piut (poem), and several songs written by Ms. Arbel.  According to Downbeat Magazine, “Standing firmly at the crossroads of Moroccan, Brazilian, Indian and Israeli influences, Arbel refines a genre-bending array of emotional ore in her image.”

 a critically acclaimed Israeli vocalist, composer and arranger, a worldwide performer and an effervescent talent on the international jazz scene. She recently performed at Lincoln Center, the Boston Jazz Festival, the Minsk Jazz Festival, the Bratislava Jazz Days Festival, and the 4020 Festival in Austria. Since moving to NYC in 2014, Sivan has put out two albums: “Broken Lines” (2016) and “Change of Light” (2019), which was selected by Jazz2K as “Best Vocal Disc of 2019.” Sivan has collaborated with an array of musicians such as Japanese band “Ichimujin,” Pandero player Tuliio Araujo, “Groove it Forward Project,” pianist Guy Mintus, and several dance projects. Sivan holds a B.A. with high honors in jazz performance from the Newpark Music Centre (Dublin, Ireland) and is a graduate of the acclaimed Rimon School of Music in Israel in Jazz Performance.


Nicolas Hetko is an award winning pianist and composer. He has shared the stage with the likes of James Moody, Matt Wilson, Chris Potter, Buddy Guy, and Dave Holland at countless clubs and concert halls around the world including the Blue Note Tokyo, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, and Smalls Jazz Club. He was the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Six String Theory Competition. He subsequently went on tour with Lee Ritenour and recorded a track for Lee’s upcoming album. He holds two ASCAP Jazz Composer awards and three awards from Downbeat Magazine for his compositions and performances.

Sam Weber is a multi-disciplined bassist, composer, arranger, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sam is an alumnus of Western Michigan University, earning both a BA in Jazz Studies (2010) and an MA in Music (2011). Since relocating to New York City in 2012, Sam has been performing non-stop with an eclectic community of musicians at some of the world’s top venues. Sam is also active as an educator, and has traveled around the US and internationally presenting clinics, lectures, and

Evan Hyde is a drummer and composer residing in New York City. Since beginning his career in 2004 in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hyde has become a high in-demand jazz drummer throughout the United States and abroad. He is a pupil of jazz drumming legend Billy Hart, and has also studied with jazz luminaries Mulgrew Miller and Terence Blanchard. Recent
performing collaborations have included George Coleman, Russell Malone, Helen Sung, Stanley Jordan, Shelly Berg, Kenny Barron, John Daversa, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, and Freddy Cole. He was a selected member of Betty Carter’s prestigious ‘Jazz Ahead’ residency in 2015 and received multiple awards in performance and composition from DownBeat Magazine’s annual student music awards in 2016. Most recently, Hyde won honorable mention in the

ASCAP Foundation’s 2018 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. As an educator, Hyde has established himself as a knowledgeable and passionate mentor. He has presented clinics and masterclasses at numerous schools and jazz camps around North America including the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive (Kalamazoo, MI), the Jalisco Jazz Festival Tónica Jazz Workshop (Guadalajara, Mexico), and while also teaching in his own private home studio. Hyde received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Western Michigan University, and his Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Saxophonist Matt La Von cut his teeth as a jazz musician in Philadelphia before making his home in New York City, where he has lived and worked longer than anywhere else in his life. In addition to appearing as a sideman and collaborator on many recordings that include such styles as Jazz, Avant Garde, Funk, Rock, Fusion, Hip Hop, R&B and World Music, Matt La Von has released his latest record of all original jazz compositions, entitled “Found,” in 2018. Additionally, he can be seen and heard every Sunday night, performing at the East Williamsburg Brooklyn bar known as Bā’sik, and every Thursday night at the BedStuy Brooklyn bar known as Marian’s.

This presentation is part of Temple Israel & JCC’s Music Committee concert series. All are welcome to the hour-long concert and a dessert reception with the artists. Admission is $20 for adults. Children and students are free.

AICF Concert – America Israel Cultural Foundation, Afternoon Concert featuring Israeli jazz vocalist Sivan Arbel, and her
instrumental ensemble.  The concert is generously sponsored by Richard  Schnaittacher.  

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