August 3, 2021

Itamar Borochov, a trumpet with Sephardic notes for Vitoria Jazz

Itamar Borochov.

The Israeli musician, recent winner of the LetterOne Rising Stars contest, confirmed for the 44th edition

Natxo Artundo

New airs begin to breathe in the expectations of jazz fans in the capital of Alava. The Israeli trumpeter Itamar Borochov (Tel Aviv, 1984) will perform next July at the 44th edition of the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in what will be his only performance in Spain.

The musician has just won the prestigious LetterOne Rising Stars jazz award, at a great international gala broadcast around the world. The ceremony was presented by Jamie Cullum and featured artists from the category of singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington or bassist Christian McBride.

Itamar Borochov was born in Tel Aviv, but grew up in the city of Jaffa. In 2007 he moved to New York, although he has recently returned to Jerusalem. His music manages to create a unique connection between his Sephardic influences and the modal side of jazz greats such as Miles Davis or John Coltrane. Borochov is immersed in the recording of his latest album composed especially for him by Shanan Estreicher ‘All you shining stars’, for improvised trumpet and string septet.

Borochov will perform in the capital of Alava on an exclusive tour of the best jazz festivals in Europe. The Alava cycle has also been a jury for this award, now becoming a benchmark and a promoter of new talents in the world of jazz. After a selection process, each of the participating festivals proposes a list of 10 applicants, from which a committee made up of musicians of the prestige of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, journalists and promoters choose the winner of the award.

July 15-18

The 44th edition of the festival, which will be held from July 15 to 18, already announces the first performers of its program. In addition to Borochov, it will also feature big band specialist Kathrine Windfeld. The Danish pianist and composer was the winner of the LetterOne Rising Stars last year, but her presence in Vitoria had to be canceled due to the pandemic.