ITAMAR BOROCHOV (Jaffa/New York)
Middle East rooted Jazz, melancholic and subtle, Borochov’s expressive horn delivers an outpouring of emotions, creating intense mood music that sings, sighs, and cries,[and] delivers rhythmically rich and melodically focused music.
Itamar Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the Jazz tradition, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
Borochov has performed in prestigious venues and festivals around the globe, such as Lincoln Center (NY), The Kennedy Center, (Washington DC), Summer Stage at Central Park (NY), Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Ethnoport Festival (Poland), Moscow Jazz Festival, and more. He has performed at music showcases such as Babel Med, Womex, and International Exposure.
Borochov fell in love with Jazz in his teens, and dedicated himself to its study, eventually moving to New York in 2007, to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. There he studied with Junior Mance, Charles Tolliver, Jimmy Owens, Cecil Bridgewater, Jo Chambers, and quickly gained international recognition as a young innovator on today’s Jazz scene. Since then, Mr. Borochov has had the privilege to both perform and record with legendary artists such as Curtis Fuller, Candido Camero, Arnie Lawrence, Bobby Sanabria, and contemporary greats including Aaron Goldberg, Greg Tardy, and Omer Avital.
Alongside touring worldwide with the Itamar Borochov Quartet, Mr. Borochov is serving as trumpet player, arranger and co-producer for acclaimed world music sensation Yemen Blues, together with singer Ravid Kahalani. While deeply immersed in the Jazz tradition, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for the musical traditions of the Arab world. Resulting in collaborations with the great Jewish-Moroccan liturgist Rabbi Haim Louk, performing and writing for The New Jerusalem Orchestra, and recording with Israeli rock star Dudu Tassa.
Nowadays, Itamar is quickly gaining international recognition as a young Jazz innovator. His music reflects on his rich global-landscape through the Jazz tradition. We canʼt wait to hear where he goes next.
“In making Outset, Borochov consciously kept the recording process old-school. Today, recording often takes place with musicians playing at different times, wearing headphones and tucked away behind screens, a process that allows mistakes to be edited out and produces a relatively clean sound. Borochov, however, isn’t afraid of rough edges… Itamar wanted his quartet to record with the same immediacy as their gigs and rehearsals. They play their music from start to finish in one room in one take, with the members of the group seeing each other’s faces and responding in the moment. For Borochov, that’s the way jazz is supposed to be made.”
A rising star in todayʼs jazz music world. - The Jerusalem Post
Borochov’s expressive horn delivers an outpouring of emotions throughout this album, creating intense mood music that sings, sighs, and cries,[and] delivers rhythmically rich and melodically focused music. Some pieces speak of sadness and sympathy, while others excite, but all of the music is transmitted with sincerity. - All About Jazz
Borochov speaks the language of a true jazz artist striving for the vital union of emotion and technique. - The Tower Magazine
UPCOMING SHOWS 2015
11 NOV 10:15pm Panic Jazz Club Marostica Italy
12 NOV 9:00pm Padova Jazz Club Correzzola, Italy
14 NOV 7:30pm Le Duc des Lombards Paris France
14 NOV 9:30pm Le Duc des Lombards Paris France
15 NOV 8:30pm Hnita Jazz Club Heist-op-den-Berg, Antwerp Belgium
17 NOV 8:00pm Festival Eclats d’Email Jazz Limoges France
19 NOV 7:00pm Bruunske Pakhus Fredericia Denmark
21 NOV 7:00pm Jazz Dock Prague Czech Republic