​​​​​​​April 4-5, 2019

The conference will be held at the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute, the Raquel Dondisch Memorial Education Center, Midreshet Ben-Gurion​​​

Midreshet Ben-Gurion MAP


Preliminary Event: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Amutat Ahuzat Negev, Ofakim
20:00- 21:30 Lecture, Aryeh Tepper: Jazz as a Model of Democratic Practice (in Hebrew)

Sunday, April 14, 2019

(All sessions on Sunday will be held in English)

Session 1: Jazz and Hebrew Culture Chair: Yael Dekel

o Aryeh Tepper, Translating Albert Murray into Hebrew

o Dvir Tzur, Yoram Kaniuk and Jazz

Musical Interlude: Even Sappir Music Program Students, Mitzpe Ramon

Session 2: Arnie Lawrence's Contribution to Israeli Jazz Chair: Arieh Saposnik

o Jeffrey Green, Arnie Lawrence as a Teacher of Jazz in his Last Years in Israel

o Rebecca Zola, Arnie Lawrence's Impact on the Contemporary Jazz Scene in Israel and Abroad

Lunch break

Session 3: The Dynamics and Flowering of Israeli Jazz Chair: Paula Kabalo

o Barak Weiss, The Big Bang of Israeli Jazz, 1992-2002

o Ari Katorza, The Politics behind Jazz Education: The Rimon School as a Test Case

o Tal Feder, "Jamming Together": Professional Social Networks of Jazz Musicians

Musical Interlude: Even Sappir Music Program Students, Mitzpe Ramon

Keynote Address:
Greg Thomas, Musical Relationships: Lionel Hampton's King David Suite
Chair: Aryeh Tepper

Dinner Break

Special Evening Performance

Itamar Borochov Octet in Concert: King David Suite; Jazz and Piyyut
Pre-registration required
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium, Marcus Family Campus, Beer Sheva​

Transportation to Beer Sheva will be provided.
Pre-registration to the tranportation is required​:
Registration to the tranportation from Mitzpe Ramon and Midreshet Ben-Gurion​
Registration to the transportation from Sderot and Ofakim

Monday, April 15, 2019 ​​​

(All sessions on Monday will be held in Hebrew)

Session 4: Three Stories of Israeli Jazz
Chair: Gideon Katz

o Dan Cahn, Albert Piamenta and the First Israeli Ethno-Jazz Album

o Meirav Meron, Between New York and the Arava: Israeliness in Avishai Cohen’s Work

o Uri Hollander,“Olearchik Style”: Alon Olearchik and Jazz

11:00-11:30 Musical Interlude: Even Sappir Music Program Students, Mitzpe Ramon

Session 5: Roundtable: Jazz and Jazz Education in Israel: Past, Present, Future
Chair: Aryeh Tepper

o Eli Benacot, Rimon; Mizmor

o Ehud Ettun, Even Sappir Music Program, Mitzpeh Ramon

o Yael Hadany, Beit Ha-Amudim Jazz Club, Panonica Jazz

Lunch Break

Closing Jam Session
The Axel Springer Auditorium
The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Sede Boqer Campus​
Registration to the Closing Jam Session

The conference is disabled-accessible.
For individual accommodations, please email:
israelijazzandhebrewculture19@gmail.com by April 5, 2019

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