Acclaimed Israeli jazz guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman and Toronto based pianist and composer Noam Lemish lead a powerful and imaginative quartet that presents original compositions as well as fresh arrangements of existing songs that fuse middle-eastern sonorities with the sounds of jazz and classical music.
Amos Hoffman, oud & guitar
Noam Lemish, piano
Justin Gray, bass
Derek Gray, drums
Amos Hoffman is an Israeli Jazz Oudist and Guitarist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz. To date, Hoffman has recorded 5 solo albums, The Dreamer (1999), Na’ama (2006), Evolution (2008) Carving (2010) and Back to the City (2015). He has also contributed on dozens more for artists in Israel and worldwide including Avishai Cohen, Kiko Berenguer (Spain), and Jan Mlynarski (Poland). In 2013 Amos was awarded one of Israel’s most prestigious prizes – The Landau Prize for Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in the field of Jazz. www.amoshoffman.com
Noam Lemish is an Israeli-American jazz pianist and composer currently based out of Toronto. He has appeared in numerous performances across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Bhutan. He has several recordings to his credit, including The Turning (2016), Nightfall (2013) and Yes And (2008).