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International artists return to Jerusalem Jazz Festival

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When the 8th Jerusalem Jazz Festival runs at the Israel Museum July 5-7, it will be the first in several years to feature international artists.

“We’ve been waiting for this for a while,” said CEO Eyal Sher. “The artists are so hungry to perform live again and to tour.”

Sher points out that Israel usually hosts some 100 international events each year, and is looking at around 70 this summer alone.

The three-day jazz festival, which runs each day from sundown into the night, includes visiting artists from North and Central Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the US, South America and Israel.

With a lineup created by Israeli trumpeter and festival director Avishai Cohen, who is also launching his latest album, artists include American pianist Fred Hersch, and Israeli musician Zion Golan meeting the modern Israeli sound of four-piece El Khat, alongside Turkish musician Dilan Balkay.

There’s also American guitar luminary Julian Lage with his trio, Israel’s Boom Pam with........

© The Times of Israel

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