$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:45pm / Doors 7:15pm
Roy Ben Bashat Trio
Roy Ben Bashat's Trio is a new band that focuses on Ben Bashat's newest original compositions, influences by American folk music, free jazz, Israeli music and classical music. The different backgrounds of the band's members create a sound that is fresh, experimental and unique. Together with Friendship, Ben Bashat's trio will try to provide a new experience of music for the audience.
Roy Ben Bashat, guitar
Originally from Israel. Roy Ben Bashat graduated in 2018 from the prestigious Thelma Yelin High School of the arts in Israel and right after moved to Boston to study on a full scholarship in Berklee College of music.
Ben Bashat had the pleasure to work already with the top jazz musicians such as Darren Barrett, Fernando Michelin, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Erez Bar-Noy, etc.
Ben Bashat also performed internationally in various festivals in the world: JEN festival (Dallas TX and New Orleans LA) Red Sea Jazz Festival (Eilat, Israel), Cambridge Jazz Festival (Boston MA) and others.
Gonn Shani, bass
Originally from Israel. Gonn Shani spent 2 years in the unique jazz program of the Tel-Aviv conservatory (collaborative with "The New School NYC"), and after moved to Boston to study on a full scholarship in Berklee College of Music. Shani is known for his unique voice and outstanding technique. Shani played in Umbria Jazz festival in 2018. The same year he won the 1st place in the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship competition.
Roni Kaspi, drums
Originally from Israel. Roni Kaspi has been playing the drums since the age of 7. Kaspi graduated in 2018 from the prestigious Thelma Yelin High School of the arts in Israel and right after moved to Boston to study on a full scholarship in Berklee College of music.
Already in Israel, she composed and played with artist such as Andres Bergcrantz, Benjamin Schmidt, Avri Borochov and more. Kaspi played internationally in festivals all over the world such as Toronto Jazz Festival, PASIC in Indiana, Cambridge Jazz Festival in Boston etc.
Bonk is a collective of four musicians who seek to bring out their passion for avant-garde and jazz music. The band plays original music as well as lesser-known tunes from the history of avant-garde jazz and swing. The musical landscape and pallet of this group is frequently high pitched and chamber-like because of its orchestration. The band ties this up successfully in it's search for a balance of frequencies, as well as stretching the limit of their range as a whole. As recent Alumni and current student at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, Bonk has been playing around the New-England area for the past year, and have recently gained much of the public live show audience's eyes and ears.