Itamar Erez Plays Guitar and Piano

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     Itamar Erez is a composer, guitarist and pianist. He performs inside Knox United Church a selection of his own skillful compositions.

About Itamar Erez

     Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. 

     It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.

     Itamar has released 4 CDs so far, two with his quartet The Adama Ensemble: “Desert Song” (2006) & “Hommage” (2010), “New Dawn” (2013), is a duet collaboration with Yshai Afterman (percussion), with special guest Antonio Serrano (harmonica). 

     His most recent CD “Mi Alegria” was released in June 2019 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and has received raving reviews, both nationally and internationally, including a nomination for the 2020 Instrumental Artist of the Year Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

     Apart from his busy composing and touring life, Itamar is also teaching at the guitar, jazz and world music faculty at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School Of Music. 

     For more current info and getting in touch with Itamar please go the website itamarerez dot com


About the Performance

     Itamar fills his performance with a lovely selection of his own compositions inspired by Middle Eastern music, jazz and flamenco. Inspired by travel and his life the audience is treated to pieces that transport to other locals and calm with a sweet lullaby written for his son.

KnoxVan Events Presents
Itamar Erez

A Free Virtual Performance

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
7:30PM – Video Release
8:00PM – Performer’s Talk

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on November 23, 2021

With our Virtual Community

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