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The best-selling Israeli jazz artist of all time comes to The Mansion to open our 2020 season! Join us and experience Daniel Zamir and his quartet - a true icon of the jazz world.
Born and raised in Petah Tikva, saxophonist Daniel Zamir is Israel's best-selling jazz artist of all time. Playing on the saprano sax, his blend of modern jazz draws as much from klezmer, liturgical, and Hasidic traditional music, the rhythms of India and West Africa, as it does from jazz.
In 2006, Zamir released Amen with the 8th Note label in Israel. The album drew global accolades and became the best-selling jazz record in Israel's history. Due to its success he opened for Sting at Ramat Gan Stadium, performing for a crowd of over 44,000.
Zamir's popularity has transcended the jazz genre. He is in demand as a collaborator in studio and on-stage with Israel's best-known pop musicians including Eviatar Banai, Yoni Rechter, Shlomo Gronich, Berry Sakharof, Ehud Banai, Amir Benayoun, and Danny Sanderson. His albums One and Missing Here were issued by Hatav Hashmini in 2009 and 2010, respectively; both topped Israel's jazz charts. For his compositional acumen, Zamir was awarded the Prime Minister Award in 2010.
Daniel appears regularly in jazz festivals around the world and has performed at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, the Jarasum Festival in Korea, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in Australia, and festivals in Latvia, Warsaw, Nurnberg, Vienna, Japan and the USA. He performed with guitarist Nitzan Bar at the 14th Philippine International Jazz Festival in 2019.
The Chosen Few, the house band of The Mansion, fuses masterpieces of the Yiddish Theatre era with classic American Songbook jazz standards, unleashing a joyous, fresh sound. A collaboration between Yisroel Lesches and noted jazz arranger Adam Podd, The Chosen Few brings an entirely new twist to New York's Jewish music scene.
About Yisroel Lesches: Yisroel is the creator of The Mansion popup jazz house. Yisroel joined Manhattan's iconic Lincoln Square Synagogue as a cantorial intern in 2016 and was appointed Assistant Cantor in 2017. As a cantor, he is known for his signature vocal style which combines light, floating vocals with resonant power, and has sung for thousands of people including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bob Dylan.
About Adam Podd: Adam Podd is a Vermont-bred, Brooklyn-based music director, pianist, organist, bassist, composer and arranger. He has worked with some of the top artists and organizations in his field including The National Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Pops, New York Pops, Houston Symphony, Idina Menzel, Megan Hilty, Darlene Love, James Monroe Iglehart, Frankie Moreno, Stephen Kellogg, Milton Delugg, Macy’s Entertainment and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, New World Stages, and others.