Waking the Heart Nadav Berkovits

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Label: Ubuntu Music

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

Artist: Nadav Berkovits

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  • 1The Dream09:36
  • 2Ras07:37
  • 3España07:29
  • 4Song for Avi08:42
  • 5Eurydice08:37
  • 6Ensof07:08
  • 7Lament08:53
  • Total Runtime58:02

Info for Waking the Heart

In his Debut Album 'Waking the Heart’, Nadav is exposing a variety of influences from Straight Ahead Jazz to North African Rhythms, and Afro Cuban music, influenced by his musical journey to Cuba. The album features some of the best Israeli Jazz musicians including Itamar Borochov on Trumpet, Yuval Drabkin on tenor sax, Omri Bar Giora on guitar, Oz Yehiely on bass, Shai Yuval on drums and Nadav Berkovits on piano.

“For me, ‘Waking the Heart’ was a spiritual journey started back in 2018 when I traveled to Cuba where I was exposed to a new world of culture and music. This experience led me to dig deep within myself and begin to compose my own music. Some of the tunes were written in Havana and some of them in India, Sinai (Egypt) and Jerusalem. In 2020, when Covid-19 started and everything stopped, I had the opportunity to get in the studio with some of my best friends and best musicians around. I really hope ‘Waking the Heart’ will inspire you to join me on this musical journey.” (Nadav Berkovits)

Concerning his new relationship with Ubuntu Music, Nadav continues: “I’m truly excited to join the Ubuntu Family and to be working with Mr. Hummel. Martin was very supportive and passionate about putting my music out there and I am thankful about having Ubuntu as the new home for my album. I’m really glad about this opportunity and I look forward to our future together.”

Nadav Berkovits, piano
Itamar Borochov, trumpet (tracks 1, 2)
Yuval Drabkin, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 5, 7)
Omri Bar Giora, guitar (tracks 1, 4)
Oz Yehiely, bass
Shai Yuval, drums

Nadav Berkovits
is a Musician, Pianist and Composer based in Jerusalem, Israel. ​

Born to a musical family, Nadav was exposed from a young age to Jazz, Classical, Afro-cuban music as well as Israeli and Middle-Eastern music.

Growing up in such a diverse environment led him to explore and play many genres.

After graduating from the New School Jazz Program in Tel Aviv Conservatory and the Jerusalem Academy of Music, He travelled to Cuba to explore Afro-Cuban music and culture, and focused on composing. ​

Nadav also gained experience as a side-man while performing with different groups in Israel's finest venues and abroad (Marseille Jazz des cinq continents Festival , Red Sea Jazz Festival, Jerusalem Jazz Festival and more).

In his music, Nadav is exploring the combination of all these traditions and creates a fresh, colorful fusion of tastes and sounds. It will definitely take you on a special journey. ​​

Recently signed on Ubuntu Music, His Debut Album 'Waking the Heart' will be officially released on December 10th.

This album contains no booklet.

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