Blue Note Milano presents the Eli Degibri Quartet!

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    9:00PM
    (this event is over)
    Blue Note Milano
    Via Pietro Borsieri
    Milano, Italy

    Event Info

    An internationally recognized saxophonist-composer-bandleader, Eli Degibri possesses many gifts as a musician. He boasts a seemingly bottomless fount of artistry as a composer and a  bandleader, and is a recipient of the honorary Israeli Prime Minister Award for Jazz Composition, recognizing his great talent as a melodic composer, and the Landau Award for Jazz Performance, recognizing his achievement as a remarkable band leader.
     
    Known for his charismatic performances, Degibri has recorded and performed extensively since the mid-1990s. He has been called, “an exceptionally melodic improviser with a big, bold tenor tone” (Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes), and “a bewitching fellow who shows impressive chops, as both a player and a composer” (Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer).
     
    Jazz icon Herbie Hancock said that Degibri (who was a member of Hancock’s Sextet from 1999 to  2002) is “a very talented composer, arranger, and performer“, one who’s music, “treads  uncharted waters “, and that the saxophonist-composer“ has the potential to be a formidable  force in the evolution of jazz”.
     
    The legendary drummer Al Foster (of whose band Degibri was a member from 2002 to 2011) said:  “Degibri knows how to tell a story, lots of feeling, lots of thought, he’s a wonderful melodist. I  don’t hear these qualities in other young musicians. In fact, Eli is the only young saxophonist that his playing gives me joy”.
     
    Degibri is now engaged in the long-standing tradition of mentorship in the jazz world: his current quartet consists of three young and promising Israeli musicians, the award-winning pianist Tom Oren, bassist Tamir Shmerling, and drummer Eviatar Slivnik. In October, the quartet released  Soul Station, a tribute to the late, great Hank Mobley.