About us

This year, the festival focuses on original Israeli music from a wide range of styles. The extraordinary encounter between music and art, the festival’s inspiring hallmark from day one, continues to be a central pillar of the artistic program, with several different shows taking place throughout the museum’s magical sculpture garden every evening.

The 7th Jerusalem Jazz Festival, created by the Israel Festival in partnership with Israel Museum, and under the artistic direction of international trumpeter Avishai Cohen, will take place alongside the Israel Festival on 22-24.6.21, in the magical Sculpture Garden of the Israel Museum.

The Jerusalem Jazz Festival features a rich range of original productions, premieres, one-off musical collaborations, surprising mini shows, improvisations, and conversations with musicians, giving a new perspective to the artworks displayed throughout the museum. The artistic program reflects the variety of styles that comprise the contemporary jazz world, from world music, through hip hop, rock, groove, to supersonic jazz, and free jazz, classical chamber music, big band arrangements and more. The original productions were inspired by the artworks in the museum while other productions adapted the show in response to this creative space. This has led to a three-way dialogue between music, art, and cultural consumers.

Photo © by Sarale Gur Lavy

Jazz Festival team

Eyal Sher – Director, Avishai Cohen – Artistic Director, Hadas Vanunu – Chief Producer, Vered Daya – Marketing Director, Merav Kedar – Marketing and Sales, Noa Melamed-Vazana  – Content Production, Itamar Bernstein –  Content Production, Anna Fernanadez – Production Coordinator, Odelia Ratzabi – Executive Producer,  Aviva Nir-Giladi – Executive Assistant to the Director, Dina Ashkenazi – Account Manager, Omer Tzur – Head of Productions and Events Department, Israel Museum, Omer Tzur – Deputy Head of Events, Israel Museum, Director, The Yellow Submarine,  Yuval Hermoni – Technical Director, Technical Production – The Yellow Submarine

PR – Ora Lapidot, Adi Tzoref-Feldman
PR Russian Sector – Sofia Nimelstein
Graphic design & branding – The League – Koby Levy, Ella Yehudai, My Arviv ,Noee Zahavy, Eli Khromov
Website – R2K – Rotem Tal, Khalil JarbanNof Harari
Social Media & Digital   6 Degs
Video clip – Ido Cohen
Content Writing – Noa Melamed-Vazana
English Translation – Michaeli Translations
Tickets – Eventer

Board Members:
Dan Halperin, chairman; Idit Amichay, Yehezkel Beinish, Yitzhak Ben-Nissim, Yoram Braverman, Nili Cohen, Orly Doron, Hanna Hertzman, Jonathan Livni, Dr. Tal Kohavi, Ziv Nevo Kulman, Barry Swersky, Anat Tzur, Micha Yinon

Audit Committee:  Prof. Leah Achdut, Adv. Ruth Horn

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