Jazz in the Red Sea

Eilat will once again host the Red Sea Jazz Festival, August 25th 28th this year. Attracting over 40, 000 people to the four open air venues, over 30 concerts are held over 4 days. The stunning backdrop of mountains and sea creates a beautiful setting that no other jazz festival can provide.

The public experience the widest spectrum of jazz from New Orleans to contemporary, including Latin and World music. As well as an international line up of guest artists, the festival also headlines top Israeli groups. The festival is active in the field of jazz education and promotes original jazz compositions and youth jazz bands. Clinics and jam sessions are also held with guest artists every night.

Israel's 60th anniversary has drawn in more top performers than ever and this year is not to be missed. Any UK jazz aficionado would immediately think of Incognito as the major representative brand of the sound of sophisticated, uplifting UK soul jazz. This year's festival will be swept away on a sea of hot soul jazz melodies led by guitarist-songwriter, 'Bluey', and vocalist Joy Rose.

Also joining the line up will be; Randy Brecker / Bill Evans & Soulbop; Kurt Elling Trio; Carla Bley & The Lost Chords; Mike Stern featuring Richard Bona, Bob Malach & Lionel Cordew; Ben Riley& The Monk Legacy Septet; Oregon; Terry Lyne Carrington/Geri Allen/Esperanza Spalding/Tineke Postma Quartet; The John Fedchock NY Sexstet; Omar Sosa Afreecanos Band; Edmar Castaneda Trio featuring Joe Locke; The Zbigniew Namyslowski 6tet; The Avishai Cohen Trio amongst others.

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