Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, March 21, 2014

Jewish Cultural Center to welcome Israeli blues band

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 493-0270, extension 10, or e-mail rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com. The concert is produced by Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation.

The band, made up of founder, producer, composer, lead guitarist, and manager Ori Naftaly and songwriter, composer, and lead vocalist Eleanor Tsaig, began playing their brand of “jazz-inspired blues” in November 2011. By 2012, they became the first Israeli band to have been voted into the International Blues Competition, where they were 2013 semi-finalists.

They have gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base located in the U.S., Holland, Germany, and India, among others.

Since their release this year of the album “Happy For Good,” which features a mix of styles including electric blues, funk, rock, and soul, they have been in the top five slot on the International Blues Radio Airplay Charts.

In 2014, the Ori Naftaly Band is scheduled to appear at the Greeley Blue Jazz Festival, the Blues from the Top Festival, and the Mount Baker Blues Festival. Memphis is now the band’s home base.

Source: Jewish Cultural Center