From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 03 March 2009 09:52
Subject: Gilad Atzmon - Gulbenkian

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Gilad Atzmon

Gilad with Strings


Wednesday 25 March 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


Featuring the Orient House Ensemble - Gilad Atzmon (saxophones), Frank Harrison (piano), Asaf Sirkis (drums) and Yaron Stavi (double bass) and the Sigamos String Quartet

Charlie Parker with Strings is one of the biggest selling jazz CD's of all time.
Following sell out shows in the UK in 2008, Gilad is touring the UK in 2009 to promote the new CD of this project which includes adaptations of tunes from Parker’s original 1950s Verve recordings plus especially composed new tracks.

“Atzmon is an astonishing musician with a seemingly effortless ability to demolish and rebuild any old tune he chooses to play” Time Out

Gilad Atzmon's marvellous evocation of Charlie Parker's legendary 1949 Verve recording with strings somehow succeeds in conveying Bird's mercurial genius, as well as accurately re-presenting what counts as some of the most profoundly beautiful music ever made.


Tickets £15


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Press Contact: Peter Conway 020 83781012



Gilad Atzmon trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. He has worked as a producer-arranger, as well as a performer and has a keen interest in writing. His essays are widely published and he has written two novels A Guide to the Perplexed and My One and Only Love.


Gilad founded the Orient House Ensemble after his move to England in 1994. They have since toured extensively around the world.


Gilad was also a member of the Blockheads and has performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney.

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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