Red Sea Jazz Festival
August 21st-24th, Eilat, Israel
Red Sea jazz festival, the biggest and most successful of its kind in Israel is hosting more than 20 world-known international artists such as Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II, Lizz Wright, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Tuba Skinny, Gretchen Parlato, The Pedrito Martinez Group, Jesse Palter & the Alter Ego feat. Sam Barsh, Grégoire Maret, Michael Kaeshammer, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon and Raul Midon, along with Israeli artists such as Yoni Rechter, Burlesque + Organic Sound Unit, Israel All Stars, Zohar Fresco, Trio Yonatan Voltzok Sextet, Erez Bar Noy Sextet, Gilad Abro Trio, Yael Deckelbaum and Shai Maestro Trio.
The Red Sea Jazz Festival heritage keeps on going strong and attracts thousands of visitors, on a yearly basis, for four days of musical and cultural experience.
The festival is being directed for the Third year by Avishi Cohen, who makes it possible to link international jazz talents with the local artist and by that creates an unprecedented teaming.
More than 20 ensembles from Israel and abroad will perform this year totaling in 34 concerts that will accrue on during the festival period.
The concerts will take place in 3 different halls and will run in convenient hours, enabling to attend up to 4 different concerts each evening.
The concerts location:
The Jazz Club – contains 1,000 seats, some around tables.
The Hall – contains 2,000 seats.
The Arena – contains 3,000 seats, overlooking the Red-Sea.
Avishai Cohen, festival Director: "Just like every year, the city of Eilat fills with the special atmosphere of the festival. The international artist holds master-classes; the jazz bands are performing throughout the city, pool parties at the hotel and an overall celebration of music, good-mood and freedom. Pure pleasure".
The festival turns to a wide audience from families, youth, tourist and local vacationers and offers one-pass vacation packages that includes hotel, flights, performances and many more.
Festival Management: Red-Sea Tourism director
Production: Talooy LTD and Gov Productions LTD
Manager of festival directory: Mayor of Eilat, Mr. Meir Yitzhak Levi
The festival is supported by: Municipality of Eilat, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Port of Eilat, Hotel Union of Eilat and Commercial Sponsors.