PROJECTS

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QANTAR

Omer's Dream Quintet

QANTAR is OMER AVITAL’s dream quintet. Since forming in 2016, the improvisations they created around Avital’s compositions jelled in an immediate and uncanny way, as if the musicians were traveling along the same tightrope, aloft and daring, with an incredible solidarity held together by a bond that went far beyond performing the notes and letting go in the solos. That bond seems to have been formed from their individual careers criss-crossing so many times since leaving Israel. Indeed, all are Israeli expatriates, all living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, all then hanging out at Omer’s sharing dinner and Turkish coffee. There is a friendship these musicians enjoy which definitely penetrates the performances. This shared history, even though years apart, imbued this quintet with the key to Avital’s music: his ability to bring the various rhythmic and harmonic vocabularies underpinning 20th and 21st century hardcore jazz expression to flow with a polyphonic attitude and musical multilingualism.

YES! TRIO

fiery Swing

Bound by a friendship of twenty-five years, drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital—three contemporary masters of jazz with a tremendous wealth of experience and credits ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel—release their second collaborative studio effort “Groove du Jour”. Vibrant and exhilarating, their recording magnifies the spirit of swing and celebrates the excitement of playing together, imbuing their shared art with love, fun and optimism.

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AVITAL MEETS AVITAL

Magical Duo

Billed as ‘classical crossover’, there is nothing classical about ‘Avital Meets Avital’ – unless you count the fact that Avi Avital is primarily a classical mandolinist. It’s just too foot-stomping, hip-swaying, jazz and Middle Eastern fusion-saturated for such an epithet. And in case you’re wondering, Avi and jazz bassist and composer Omer might share the same surname but they’re not related by blood – only by a passion for the music of their Middle Eastern heritage.

 

ZAMZAMA RECORDS

Omer's In House Label

Formed in 2017 by bass maverick Omer Avital, Zamzama records aims to capture NYC’s current innovative sounds.


With decades of international performance and recording experience, Omer has decided to form Zamzama records for a constant flow of creation and expression to be released seamlessly. As well as releasing remastered past recordings and new records.


Featured on the label is Omer’s new release “QANTAR” - OMER AVITAL’s dream quintet. Since forming in 2016, the improvisations they created around Avital’s compositions jelled in an immediate and uncanny way, as if the musicians were traveling along the same tightrope, aloft and daring, with an incredible solidarity held together by a bond that went far beyond performing the notes and letting go in the solos.



WILSON LIVE

Omer's Studio

Founded in 2018, Wilson Live aimes to create a musical platform that enables local artists to document and present their work in a easy and effective way, all while forming a beautiful musical community in the heart of Brooklyn.

Founded by Internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Omer Avital and his longtime business partner - Yoav Adereth. 

The musical background of the founders allowed us to create a great musical atmosphere in the room and a warm acoustic environment. The room is perfect for a jazz situation or anything from a live acoustic band to world music and electronic. 

Wilson LIve is hosting weekly musical happenings with great homemade food by our culinary curator - Yoav Adereth, join us for great music weekly, awesome food and an amazing community.

 

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