Album Release

Itamar Borochov Quartet

Trumpeter from Brooklyn fuses traditions, from Arabic to Sephardic music from his native Israel.

Trumpeter Itamar Borochov is part of the new generation of Israeli jazz musicians making waves in New York. He grew up in Jaffa, a hybrid of Jewish, Arabic and Christian cultures. His musical influences are equally diverse, from Edith Piaf to Weather Report and from Prince to Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, and his trumpet sound reveals that he takes his cue from singers and various vocal styles. In the beginning of September his most recent album Arba released.

Itamar’s main influence remains the synagogue music from his youth. Like John Coltrane and Lee Morgan, who went back to gospel, Itamar Borochov revisits the ancient Sephardic spiritual tradition. Just a couple of years ago, the trumpeter was presented the prestigious LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award by DeeDee Bridgewater.

Itamar Borochov trumpet/vocals, Rob Clearfield piano, Luca Fattorini double bass, Amir Bar Akiva drums