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Israeli Showcase featuring Uriel Herman Jazz Quartet

2112 Chicago
Event organized by 2112 Chicago

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In Collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

The goal of the series is to foster collaboration within the industry. The event will feature a 10-minute business pitch by an Israeli tech startup (TBA) followed by (2) 30-minute performance.

“Epic multi-genre masterpiece“ The Jewish standard (USA)

“Israeli pianist Uriel Herman is now one of the brightest and most original pianists and composers of the younger generation” Marcin Pulawski (Laboratorium Muzycznych Fuzji Poland)

About the Uriel Herman Quartet

Uriel Herman, classically trained pianist and composer, operates on the seam between jazz and rock and his music is also influenced by classical music and Israeli sounds. Over the past year, Herman has wandered the world on a kind of journey of discovery – from Tel Aviv to Costa Rica to Berlin and Vienna and recently returned from a composing project in Sweden. "Classical music and classical playing are still very close to my heart, but what was missing was the freedom, the freedom to break free from the form…the freedom to improvise…to express…" During his visit to Costa Rica, Herman participated in a shaman ceremony that lasted all night long. It was in the wake of this experience that Uriel wrote "White night", a kind of jazz rhapsody, a work based on classical form and elements, but with much room for freedom: "Those spaces that interest me on the stage are the musical domains where you have no idea what it will sound like. Music is the art of time…It takes place within time…It must change and be dynamic," declares Herman.

Networking reception to follow