The Israel Jazz Orchestra gathers Israel's top musicians into one creative and fruitful environment of composers, arrangers and unique instrumentalists that make the band’s special sound. The Orchestra uses a similar structure to the classic big band but pours into it a variety of musical styles and colors.
The Orchestra was founded 15 years ago to play Avi Lebovich’s music and since it has been creating new music, recording & performing nonstop in Israel & throughout the world.
The Orchestra's performance is a thrilling and hypnotizing event, there’s never a dull moment with 13 virtuoso musicians on stage showing off their abilities.
Alongside many performances across the country, the Orchestra has performed in recent years in Canada, France, Italy, Germany and South Africa.
The Orchestra released four albums till this date -
“The Songs Of Yankale Rotblit” (2014)
“In Good Company” (2015) - a collaboration with one of Israel’s well known musicians - Shem Tov Levi
“Nine Tales One Story” (2018)
In addition to their remarkable original music The Orchestra gained a lot of followers by their unique arrangements and collaborations, working with Israel’s leading performers and international jazz icons like Claudia Acuna, David Sanchez,
Yossi Fine, Oz Noy, Avishai Cohen (trumpet)
and many more.