A special performance debuting at the 2018 Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat. Berry Sakharof, guitarist, singer-songwriter, composer and music producer, collaborating with two world-renowned contemporary musicians, percussionist Itamar Doari and Omri Mor.
Berry Sakharof was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He grew up in Bat Yam in the 1960s, in an immigrant neighborhood where he absorbed a mixed variety of traditions and cultures. This led to the creation of Sakharof’s unique musical expression, introducing Middle-Eastern influences into electronic rock. Throughout the four decades of his career, from Minimal Compact, the internationally successful Israeli rock band of the post-punk indie rock of the 1980s, through to the partnership with Rami Fortis and his booming solo career positioning him at the forefront of Israeli rock. Sakharof tends to collaborate often with a great many fascinating musicians.
Itamar Duari, born in Rosh Pina, in Israel’s Galilee region, began playing at the age of six, mastering various traditional percussion instruments and integrating them into a unique and inspiring percussion set that has become his hallmark as one of the world’s most appreciated and valued percussionists today. Creating a fantastic harmony, he introduces a variety of instruments on stage, such as, Clay Darbuka, Tambourines, Cajón, Calabash, Chime, and African drums. Describing his stage personality as equally humbled and passionate, HaAretz journalist Ben Shalev notes, “Doari, who spends much of his time performing worldwide immersed in the global mosaic of rhythms and tunes, implements his musical versatility and various instruments to create innovative connections, producing nuances of tones and sentiments.” He collaborates with artists in a variety of styles ranging from leading classical orchestras to musicians such as Jonny Greenwood, Avishai Cohen, Idan Raichel, Eviatar Banai, The Yemen Blues (a founding member alongside Ravid Kahalani), Ehud Banai, and many more to whom he contributes in performances, recordings and during the creative process.
Pianist Omri Mor grew up in Jerusalem and has been considered a prominent talent since childhood. From an early age, he acquired an integrated musical education of classical, Andalusian and jazz. His Andalusian music background allowed him a direct access to North African music styles complementing his deep understanding of the blues. Through his authentic musical style, Mor creates a unique connection between past and future, West and East, owning the ability to collaborate with a variety of artists, from jazz to classical or world music. Among artists with whom he has collaborated are, bassist Avishai Cohen, Jimmy Cobb, Mark Guiliana, John Zorn, Omer Avital, drummer Karim Ziad, Algerian Cha’abi El Gusto Orchestra, Raï music pioneer Maurice El Mediouni, Moroccan singers Hamid El Kasri and Abdel Kbir Merchan, as well as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Maghreb Orchestra led by Hanania Bitton, the Andalusian Orchestra, and cantors Haim Louk and Lior Elmaliach.
This special performance, bringing together three wonderful musicians – Sakharof, Duari and Mor – features a prime selection of Sakharof’s repertoire alongside free style harmonies and improvisations. New arrangements and creative interpretations of popular familiar songs introduced by this perfect triangle of guitar, piano and percussion.
Berry Sakharof Guitar, Vocals
Omri Mor Piano
Itamar Doari Percussion
- All festival venues offer seating chart booking by seat and row numbers.
- Wheelchair-accessible seating available for booking at the call center.
- Resident Discount for the Eilat municipality and the Central Arava regional council available only upon presentation of a valid resident ID at the ticket pick-up box-office and at admittance to the venue.
- The festival box-office in Eilat is located at the Isrotel Theater at the Royal Garden Hotel during the festival.
- The 2018 winter RSJF venues are the Isrotel Theater at the Royal Garden Hotel and Canaan Hall at the Queen of Sheba Hotel, located on Antibes Street, Eilat.
- In accordance with hotel security policy, no weapons are allowed in the festival venues.
- Please be attentive to the instructions of the Royal Garden / Queen of Sheba hotel stewards and security guards.
- Entrance with food and drink according to the policy of venue host hotel.
- To avoid the queue, please print out your tickets in advance.
- Entrance to the venue will be approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled performance time.
- Once the show has started, late arrivals will be required to wait for a suitable time during performance to be admitted into the venue.
- The 2018 winter RSJF production reserves the right to implement all modifications and improvements as deemed necessary. Please stay tuned for update mailings from the RSJF production and Eventim booking and visit our website https://en.redseajazz.co.il/