Renowned Israeli Saxophonist to Perform on Feb. 7 at Tri-C JazzFest Lineup Announcement Party

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Courtesy of Tri-C
Regarded as one of the world’s top jazz artists, Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at Nighttown as part of a Tri-C JazzFest lineup announcement party.

Slated to take place from June 25 to 27 at Playhouse Square, JazzFest will feature nine musical acts.

“Nighttown is a second home to us at JazzFest,” says festival director Terri Pontremoli in a statement. “We love announcing our lineup in a music mecca that keeps the jazz fires burning in Cleveland all year long.”

Degibri has recorded and performed extensively since the mid-1990s. JazzTimes calls him “an exceptionally melodic improviser with a big, bold tenor tone.”

The quartet that’ll back him includes three "young and promising" Israeli musicians — pianist Tom Oren, bassist Alon Near and drummer Eviatar Slivnik. The group will play music from Degibri’s recent release, Soul Station, a tribute to the late, great Hank Mobley.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or by calling 216-795-0550. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance.

The lineup announcement party will kick off a series of events and community concerts leading up the festival.

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