Event DetailsFriday, July 19, 2019
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Jazz à JuanAntibes, France
With his incredible sense of phrasing, the Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri very quickly earned the admiration of big names. Discovered at the age of nineteen by Herbie Hancock, who invited him to join his sextet and record Gershwin’s World, Eli Degibri toured the world for over two years with this formation, with which he recorded the DVD «The Jazz Channel Presents Herbie Hancock» in 2002. He continued his journey in the company of drummer Al Foster, with whom he recorded in 2008 «Love, Peace and Jazz» live from the famous «Village Vanguard» and he was also featured in Foster’s full-length feature film «The Paris Concert».
After having spent time with some of the key figures on the New York scene, Eli Degibri is now wholly devoted to his career as a composer, leader and mentor. At the head of a brilliant quartet consisting of young and talented Tom Horen (piano), Tamir Shmerling (bass) and Eviatar Slivnik (drums), the saxophonist – artistic director and ambassador in Juan for the «Red Sea Jazz festival» in Eilat – is back in Juan with his wonderful lyricism, his readiness to take risks and a new album, «Soul Station – A Tribute to Hank Mobley», fired with the intensity which generates so much emotion in the music he plays to us; not a mere exercice, but a real commitment at every moment.