About The Hazelnuts

Founded in the Jerusalem Music Academy by Shira Z. Carmel and Yifeat Ziv, The Hazelnuts have been around for almost 4 dazzling years.
Now, after their 2014 debut EP, their 2016 live album and hundreds of concerts, sweeping large and varied audiences off and on their feet, and after collaborating as a vocal trio with outstanding Israeli musicians such as Shlomo Gronich, Yoni Rechter, Shlomi Shaban, Marsh Dondurma, the Revolution Orchestra and more, it’s probably safe to say: The Hazelnuts are a rare musical phenomenon in the Israeli music scene.

Their tight and magnetizing vocal harmonies turns The Hazelnuts (or “Hazel sisters” as they are called in Hebrew – האחיות לוז) to a unique musical instrument.
Whether they’re accompanied by their vintage sounding band, taking the audience on a journey back in time to the good old days in the beginning of the Jazz era, or with their own original songs and inventive arrangements, combining the different musical worlds they come from, The Hazelnuts bring forth a strong and interesting female voice, with the 3 “sisters” being personally responsible for writing and arranging all songs.

The Hazelnuts have performed in festivals such as the Marseille Jazz des Cinqs Continents Festival (FR), Safaricom Jazz festival in Nairobi (KE), the Red Sea Jazz festival and Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (IL) and in numerous notable venues in Israel, France, Kenya, and soon the United States and Canada.

Among their genre-crossing adventures in the past few years you’ll find the Israeli National Theater (Habima)’s production of “Torch Song Trilogy” in which they’ve been starring since Feb. 2017, the original score they wrote for the “Israel Story” live podcast show, and their sound installation for the “sense of sound” exhibition in the DMH Museum (Jun.-Oct. 2017.)

The Hazelnuts are:
Shira Z. Carmel, Yifeat Ziv, Anat Moshkovski –
Voice, Songs, Arrangements
Yuval Vilner – Guitar
Menachem Welt – Bass
Haim Peskoff / Jonathan Rosen – Drums
Eli Preminger / Tal Avraham – Trumpet

The Hazelnuts

Voice, Jazz, Pop, Rock, World/Ethnic

Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient