For over 10 years Israeli-born, Amsterdam-based Noam Vazana has brought a breath of fresh air into the Jazz and World landscapes. Her daring choices, incorporating vocals, piano and trombone simultaneously in her live show are taking her cross over to a deeper level. Her timeless compositions and stage presence make a dramatic, yet playful act. Often compared to the most powerful women that came before her, including Liz Wright, Nina Simone and Tori Amos, Vazana debuted her latest release Love Migration, charting the top 20 iTunes bestselling albums 2015, won the ACUM album prize ISR and featured on multiple album lists in the same year. Some of her accolades include but not limited to being featured on the most prestigious jazz and world music festivals, such as North Sea Jazz festival NL, TEDx NL, Tanjazz MA, Roccella Jazz IT and more.
Noam also leads a Sephardic music ensemble called Nani, and she will be performing some songs from that repertoire as well, and will be joined by Vancouver’s own Israeli guitar maestro and composer, Itamar Erez. To capture the essence of Itamar’s music is to be taken on a journey where different cultures meet in harmony. Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply; It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in Jazz and the passion of Flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own.