The OPEN group combines Latin-flavored jazz compositions with modern, straight ahead Jazz, creating a colorful set, full of variety and inspired playing.
All band members are recording artists and/or well-known in the israeli and international Jazz scene.
"... a masterful arrangement of emotion and sound..." (Gili Karev, midnighteast.com)
"...an impressive project indeed.." (Alexander Ariff, hard bop jazz journal)
Israeli pianist and
composer Ari Erev. His "About Time" album (2008), a jazz trio
production, earned rave reviews both domestically and from
"...Erev's album is poetry to the ears... thoughtful and emotive musical interplay..." (Victoria Collins, MuzikReviews.com).
Inspired by the music of central and south America, the Nocturno quartet plays the music of these countries' great composers: Jose Sabre Marroquin (Mexico), Martin Rojaz (Cuba), Astor Piazzola (Argentine), Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), among others
Octave Jazz Productions was formed to promote live performance opportunities for Jazz musicians in Israel.
With an extensive background in both production and booking of concerts, and with more than 100 concerts produced and booked in the last few years, Octave Jazz promotes live concerts and programs for its artists, focusing in venues and festival opportunities in Europe and Israel.
Our artists are primarily Jazz musicians, and provide a wide range of music styles, from traditional jazz, mainstream and modern jazz, as well as Latin music from central and south America.
Working with high quality, top-of-the line recording musicians, Octave Jazz Productions also provides live music and live jazz performances to all kind of private and corporate events in a variety of places and venues.
"A Handful of Changes" Album recording
at Pluto Studios, Tel-Aviv.
Ari Erev - Piano
Joel Frahm - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Gilad Dobrecky - Percussion
Arie Volinez - Electric and Double Bass
Tal Ronen - Double Bass
Eitan Itzcovich - Drums
Ofer Shapiro - Clarinet and Alto Saxophone