Avram Fefer is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, currently residing in New York City. He has been performing and recording internationally since 1990, with eleven album releases as a leader and many more as a sideman. He has performed with world-class musicians throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and enjoys collaborations with creative artists of all sorts, including poets, dancers, visual artists, DJ's, and digital sound designers, among others.
His writings have been published in several books; his music has appeared in a variety of films and television shows; he has been teaching privately for over 20 years; and he has performed in several notable theatre productions —- director Ivo Van Hove's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baaadaaaas Song, and BRIC Arts Brer Rabbit The Opera: A Funky Meditation On Gentrification.
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RITUAL—-A ruggedly appealing new CD —- NYTimes
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.”
“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”
“This is great new jazz
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