Itamar Erez- piano/guitar
Jeff Gammon- bass
Kevin Romain- drums
With Special guest: François Houle- clarinet
“The music really catches fire…Erez stretches out, using his impressive instrumental technique to great effect…” (Songlines Magazine)
“A showcase of stunning musicianship” (Vancouver Sun Newspaper)
Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.
Itamar has released 5 CDs so far, two with his quartet ‘The Adama Ensemble’: “Desert Song” (2006) & “Hommage” (2010). His most recent release “May Song” was released Oct 2022 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, featuring his trio (Jeff Gammon- bass & Kevin Romain- drums) with guest performance of clarinet virtuoso François Houle.
In recent years, Itamar has performed in Canada, USA, Israel, Europe, India, Tunisia, Hungary, Colombia & Surinam. Itamar made his Carnegie Hall (NY) debut Apr 2018 performing with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Special guest Clarinetist François Houle has established himself as one of today’s most innovative musicians, in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces. Inspired by collaborations with the world’s top musical innovators, François has developed a unique improvisational language, virtuosic and rich with sonic embellishment and technical extensions.
MORE INFO HERE: https://caravanbc.com/events/itamar-erez-trio-with-francois-houle/