Born: July 9
Avram Fefer is a musical force to be reckoned with. He has led or co-led bands through ten highly regarded albums, and contributed to many more as a sideman. With a distinctive voice on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as Bb and bass clarinet, he brings depth, intelligence, and soulfulness to every situation he's in. These include performances and recordings of straight-ahead and avant-garde jazz, as well as jazz-funk, West-African, modern orchestral music, and free jazz. His latest release, Eliyahu (NotTwo Records 2011), brings these varied passions and explorations into a beautiful unity, resulting in perhaps his best album yet....
- Ritual by Troy Collins
- Kindred Spirits by Dan McClenaghan
- Few and Far Between by Andrey Henkin
- Lucille's Gemini Dream by David Adler
- Lucille by Derek Taylor
- Calling All Spirits by Bill Donaldson
The fire ignited by saxophonist Avram Fefer is fresh, yet it sounds as eternal as all things avant in jazz... a stellar example of the trio tradition.
Fefer's varied experience, be it playing hypnotic West African traditional music or electro-acoustic trip-hop, informs his highly developed sense of swing. His coiled phrasing lends these propulsive excursions an infectious, groove-oriented focus.” (Allaboutjazz.com)
“Ear-grabbing work from this killer trio. ...has a sense of groove that's undeniable…. drawn-out, soulful explorations that ring out with a sense of freedom and an inherent swing” (Dustygroove.com)
“This is great new jazz...
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachBeginners
Credentials/BackgroundPatient, inspiring private teacher with 20 years experience is now accepting new students. See what a difference a really great teacher can make! We will address issues of rhythm, melody, harmony, tone production/breath, ear training, and improvisation. All ages, levels and styles are accepted and encouraged. Sax, Clarinet, Flute, and/or Specialized Improvisation lessons are all available. Sliding scale fees, flexible Times, and convenient location in downtown Manhattan. Call 212-460-8709 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212-460-8709 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for details....