Parlor Jazz Series

Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet

Saturday Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Paul Mahder Gallery
222 Healdsburg Ave

$25 below, or at the venue

The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired  blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally-renowned oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam  Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist and composer.

For years, Amos and Noam have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs. The quartet’s lyrical and vibrant imaginings of beloved Jewish melodies have been captivating audiences all across North America. This concert is part of a tour celebrating the release of their new album Pardes.

Hoffman and Lemish, both of whom have roots in Israel but have spent much of their adult life in North America, began collaborating in January 2016. Lemish is deeply rooted in jazz and classical music and Hoffman is equally well-versed in jazz, Arab classical music, and North African vernaculars. Together they create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant textures, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements.

Their Bay Area group will include a stellar rhythm section featuring Miles Wick on bass and Alex Aspinall on drums.

Amos Hoffman is an Israeli jazz oudist and guitarist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz.  Hoffman started playing guitar at the age of 6, and oud a few years later. His search for new musical experiences led him first to Amsterdam, and then to New York City, where he played jazz with both established musicians and up-and-coming talents. Now based in the U.S., Hoffman looks forward to creating new musical adventures and reaching an even larger audience. www.amoshoffman.com.

Noam Lemish is an Israeli-American jazz pianist and composer currently based out of Toronto, Canada. He has appeared in numerous performances across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and in Bhutan, as well as several appearances in Healdsburg. His compositions include chamber, choral, piano, numerous jazz works and “The People’s King”: a commissioned multi-cultural suite in celebration the King of Bhutan’s 30th birthday composed while teaching music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan in 2010. http://www.noamlemish.com/

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