Adir Kochavi

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Born: July 13, 1972    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Adir Kochavi, is a known trumpet player as well as a composer and arranger born in Israel. He is actively playing and participating in different scenes of music and various projects in the Netherlands, Europe and South America.

Adir's personal style is a combination of several music styles like Jazz, Latin and R&B, into which he integrates motifs from the music, he grew up with as a son of Israeli Jewish parents who originally came from Yemen.

Adir worked and toured all over the world with Shlomo Gronich, the Fra Fra Big Band, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Eddie Conard, Zion Golan, Ruth Jacott (ATouch of Latin 2005/2006, 2006/2007), Rumbata Big Band, Humphrey Campbell, Edy Martinez Big Band, Gerardo Rosales, Javier Plaza y Orquesta Sonrisa and Masalsa. He also participated in the theater project “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” (the celebration of great soul hits)....
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Adir's workshops are designed to fit the wide range of ages young and old. They provide an excellent introduction to the Jewish-Yemenite rythms and offer a unique opportunity to create music together. Yemenite-Jewish rhythm and percussion No musical background required. These group classes offer a hands-on approach to the music, including explanation about the cultural context. Students will swap between listening, clapping and playing the drums and instruments in small groups. Introduction to Jewish-Yemenite Songs Singing is one of the best ways to be introduced to a new language.The Yemenite-Jewish music is sung in both Hebrew and Arabic languages consisting of letters and pronunciations that do not exist in the English language and require an exciting new approach to vocalization. Jewish-Yemenite music also composed of quarter tones, that requires a "re-tuning" of the ear. Yet, with these two major differences, singing is miraculously enjoyable and conducive. Adir uses the trumpet and his own voice to teach the songs, scales and pronunciation. He offers translations and cultural explanations to the students. Jewish-Yemenite Percussion Designed for people with a musical background as well as beginners. The Darbuka drum, Tasht and the Pah is the most widely used percussion instrument in this style. Adir is converting the style of music usually played on these instruments to different percussion instruments mostly Latin percussion instruments (conga, bongo, bell) as well as the drum kit. Students will learn rhythms by name and how to switch from one rhythm to the next as well as different time signatures 4/4, 3/4, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8 ...

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