Music hours: 6:30 to 8:30: Duo / 9:00: Ofer Assaf
Israel-born tenor saxophonist Ofer Assaf has performed with Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), John Lee (Music Director for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Dizzy Gillespie All- Stars) as well as with George Clinton and several of Clinton’s P-Funk and Funkadelic alumni bands. He has also played with drummer Francisco Mela, guitarist David Gilmore, pianist Arturo O’Farrill, bassist Ron McClure, Living Colour’s Will Calhoun and Vernon Reid and the Latin group KAMAFRA with Tania Maria’s percussionist Edmundo Carnero.
While in Israel Assaf had the privilege to perform at monumental events for such world leaders as former President Bill Clinton and former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
I really loved (his) album Tangible Reality... a very fine album. The tunes are very creative... very hip, high quality playing and composing...very well done . - Randy Brecker (trumpeter)
Assaf plays with conviction and clarity... Highly recommended. - Bill Milkowski, Jazztimes
Performing with: Tom Ranier, piano; Pat Senatore, bass; Ryan Shaw, drums