Next Event

Master class: Mordy Ferber

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Event has passed

Veteran jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber presents a master class with Cornish jazz guitarists.

...Mordy Ferber, is a powerful contemporary guitarist with an attitude, energy, and a pluck all his own.

Jazz Times

Born in 1958 in northern Israel, Mordy Ferber began his musical journey as a singer at the age of 10. He formed a trio and performed at school events and small concerts in his hometown. At age 12, he took formal guitar lessons for almost a year, learning classical music. At 18, Ferber joined the army, a three-year obligation of every Israeli citizen. After combat training, he toured the country as part of the military's entertainment unit, giving concerts to other soldiers in remote areas both inside and out of the country. After the army, Ferber quickly became one of Israel's top musicians, performing on numerous records—with singers like Arik Ainstain, Shlomo Artzi, Shem Tov Levi, Shlomo Gronich, Miki Gavrielov and Norit Galron—and appearing regularly on radio and television shows. He received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and immigrated to the United States. He graduated in 1987 with full honors and received the prestigious Jim Hall Award for outstanding musicianship. Ferber moved to New York City in 1990, the same year his debut recording as a solo artist, All the Way to Sendai, introduced American audiences to his highly original playing and compositions. Scott Yanow comments, "There is always a buzz in the jazz community when talent of this caliber ‘suddenly’ emerges so completely formed. The thoughtful style, the range of expression and the superb execution by all members of the group point to Ferber's being a solid influence in today's and tomorrow's jazz scene."
www.mordyferber.com

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Event has passed