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Ester Rada | Israeli-Ethiopian Singer-Songwriter | SFJAZZ

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Date(s) - 06/17/2014 - 06/18/2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center


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Concert sets at 7pm and 8:30pm.

  • Ester Rada — vocals
  • Gal Dahan — saxophone
  • Maayan Milo — trombone
  • Inon Peretz — trumpet
  • Ben Hoze — guitar
  • Lior Romano — keyboards
  • Michael Guy — bass
  • Dan Mayo — drums

Ester Rada is a stimulating young singer and songwriter with a unique cross-cultural approach that reflects her Ethiopian heritage and Israeli upbringing, while embracing the influence of American soul icons like Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Combining R&B, Ethio-Jazz, reggae and classic funk, Rada’s music is a truly global stew that has earned her critical raves and performances around the world, including an opening tour slot for R&B queen Alicia Keys, who has become one of Rada’s most outspoken champions. Her debut EP, Life Happens, was produced by Israeli tastemakers Sabbo and Kuti, and is a triumphant document of the joy and escape through music that led Rada to transcend her early life on the rough streets of Tel Aviv. For her SFJAZZ debut, Ester Rada will perform music from Life Happens and Ester Rada, her brand new full-length release, weaving a spell of multi-cultural grooves wrapped in sweet soul.


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