duo alon yavnai & joca
ALON YAVNAI & JOCA PERPIGNAN DUO
JOCA PERPIGNAN - percussion and vocals
ALON YAVNAI - piano, percussion and vocals
Based on a israeli/latin american roots , the duo Alon Yavnai – Joca Perpignan is an encounter between two eclectic musicians that have in common a passion and a big respect for the African music, the mother of rhythms, as well as the Latin American music and the Jazz.
A big international experience as musicians brings to their music a variety of culture influences from different parts of the world, such as Brazil, Israel, Peru, Cuba, Cape Verde and more, creating a collorfull and exciting concert!
After a successful tour in south america (Punta Del Este jazz Festival (Uruguay) and Jewish cultural center in Sao Paulo (Brazil) the duo returns with full energy towards the recording of their debut album to be released in 2014!
Israeli Pianist Alon Yavnai is one of the most eclectic players today, whoperformed in West Africa, Europe, United States, Asia and South America.
Some of the artists whom Mr. Yavnai performed and recorded with include Yo Yo Ma, Nancy Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Paquito D'Rivera, Joe Lovano, Regina Carter, Brazilian singers Rosa Passos, Joyce & Leni Andrade, Peruvian singer Arturo "Zambo" Cavero, Cape Verdean singers and songwriters Ramiro & Joao Mendes, among others.
Mr. Yavnai has three albums as a leader, and has performed in numerous festivals around the world. In addition, Mr. Yavnai has performed with orchestras such as the Zurich Symphony and the the Colon theater philharmonic orchestra. In addition to his career as a pianist, Mr. Yavnai wrote music for documentaries, and writes music regularly for the NDR Big band in hamburg, with whom he is releasing an album next year.
-"Mr. Yavnai is a unique and brilliant artist." - Yo Yo Ma