Efrat Alony flying

Hollywood Isn't Calling

Photo: Carola Schmidt
Efrat Alony with a red telephone and flowers

Hollywood Isn't Calling

Photo: Carola Schmidt
Efrat Alony in red, yellow and blue

Hollywood Isn't Calling

Photo: Carola Schmidt, Frank Hellenkamp

El ha-Or (Towards the Light)Efrat AlonyHollywood isn't Calling00:04:07

My Shorthand Modes of PerceptionEfrat AlonyHollywood isn't Calling00:06:11

White Dress DanceEfrat AlonyHollywood isn't Calling00:05:01

news

"Hollywood Isn't Calling"
is out!!

wonderful news:


great reviews are starting to come in: 


"Hollywood isn't calling" was picked up as Album of the week on NDR Kultur

20.9 to 26.9.21



I am delighted to announce that the new "Hollywood isn't Calling" Album release ("Neuklang" of "Bauer Studios")


As Vinyl!! (more space for the artwork...)

and as a little print book including a digital download


the album is also available digitally on: https://neuklang-records.fanlink.to/alony-hollywood

 


This production is supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH.


I hope you will enjoy the music,

Efrat Alony


Album Cover: Hollywood isn't Calling

The new album: Hollywood isn't Calling

This production is supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH.


I hope you will enjoy the music,

Efrat Alony

Hollywood isn't Calling

"Throughout the years, music was always a place to escape to, 
roaming in comforting fantasy worlds,
that complied with a logic I could actually follow-
then the world often seemed quite rambled,
with an ever shifting sets of rights and wrongs.

Yet now, I find myself in need of a “Reality Check”-
choosing to direct my gaze outward as well as inward
I stare at Reality, at face value,
while insisting on finding a way to sway through it all-
with a smile."

E.Alony

new wind, new horizons

Trying to put the award winning israeli singer and composer Efrat Alony’s music in a box is a task destined to fail. Her ability to compose and sing in-between the musical genres, in her exceptional unique style, is what truely makes her stand out and shine. 


With yet another twist in the tale, Alony's new project „Hollywood isn't calling“ is no longer escaping reality into comforting fantasy worlds but is willing to stare at it,

at face value, 

while insisting on finding a way to sway through it all-

with a smile.


“Hollywood isnt' calling”  is setting the scene with two main characters, sitting at a table across each-other-

the one- „Humor“ 

and the other- „Depth“


These two strangers, a rare pair, are both moving uncomfortably on their seat, sizing each-other up, searching for clues.

„Depth“ is inwardly roving , far and wide, while „Humour“ vigorously sweeps in, with disarming tales, of “pirouetting elephants, dancing in white wine” or “swaying blue giraffes, whispering quirky tales that make you laugh”

Unafraid, they realize that their own reflection is not much different from the strangers opposite them.


This unusual exchange brings about a fresh lightness, that allows Alony's captivating poetry to soar, creating a magical vessel , through which the wonders of Alony's fabulous instrument unfold. A strong, soulful voice, its vast depth, almost haunts you. 

A marvelous shape-shifting being, that slips in and out of different characters and emotions. 

Through her wide range of emotions, with raiser sharp lyrics with a strong social commentary on one hand

or with heartbreaking vulnerability on the other

she allures us to unexpected, unknown avenues,

and we - the listeners- follow blindly-  

we’re allowed a peak into the mystery,

its most powerful

and most frail moments. 


Accompanied by a strong Trio, from the crème de la crème of the contemporary german jazz scene: Frank Wingold (guitar) , Henning Sieverts (bass) and Heinrich Koebberling (drums) the Story-telling skills and inquiring musical mind of each of the musicians unfurl-

Together they undertake a fantastical Journey,

through unexpected hidden doorways, portraying a cutting edge version

of their  “HERE & NOW”


„I'm not sure that there is a category for what Alony does. I'm not sure that there should be. Call it music.“ 

Artsjournal, Doug Ramsey

Videos

a few visual-bites

before the album release

 

 

 

Efrat Alony

Efrat Alony

Photo: Carola Schmidt

Efrat Alony Vocals

"Untamable. The Israeli singer Efrat Alony bewilders with her voice, beauty and intellect. (…) Her timbre seduces us - to listen unstintingly."

Tom R. Schulz , "Die Zeit"




"….The music hits you with full force. Efrat Alony, with her dazzling versatile singing, enriches scat singing with sighs and lamentations and shows that Hebrew can both comfort and glow, like a candle…" Josef Engels, "Berliner Morgenpost"


"Her voice is a lusty cross between Joni Mitchell's folk wisdom and Amy Winehouse's rolling purr. Alony's voice is highly trained, but what's most fascinating is her original music and lyrics. The style isn't quite jazz but something new and cutting edge... While I confess you may need to recalibrate your sensibility a bit to fully appreciate what Alony is doing, the journey is well worth it." Marc Meyers, JazzWax.com


"…Efrat Alony completely is at home in her music.  She commands her extraordinarily cultured alto voice with confidence… she sends shivers down your spine. …Alony treads exciting new paths. Her daring experiments are both refreshing and intense. The compositions – at times peaceful, at times stormy – are even more vivacious in a live performance than on her wonderful debut album merry-go-round"…

Birgit Nüchterlein,  Nürnberger Nachrichten


Born in Haifa, Israel, as a daughter of Jewish Iraqi new comers, singer Efrat Alony studied composition, arranging, jazz singing and classical singing in Israel, Germany and the U.S.

Parallel to a successful and rich career as a band leader Efrat was a featured as a soloist with many Big-Bands such as the Sunday Night Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Radio Big Band Frankfurt, the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, the Zurich Jazz Orchestra, the Swiss Jazz Orchetsra as well as the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra.


Efrat has worked as a performer,  musical director and vocal coach for various theatre productions, such with the renowned American director Robert Wilson.


In 2006 she was awarded the Jazz Performance Prize of the Karl Hofer Society and the Jazz Institute Berlin. in 2008 and in 2010 she received the City of Berlin Jazz Award. In 2009 Alony recieved the „Nürnberg Nachrichten International Jazz award“ and in 2010 she was nominated for the BMW world Jazz award. In 2014 Efrat received the "german music author's prize"of the GEMA for Jazz composition.


In 2019 Efrat received the "Best foreign artist award" of the "Artemis Film Festival" in L.A for her composition "Hear Me"



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Frank Wingold

Frank Wingold

Photo: Bernd Arnold

Frank Wingold guitar

Frank Wingold is an active bandleader and sideman based in Cologne/Germany, he combines classical and jazz/rock-orientated techniques on acoustic and electric guitars to realise his own language of sound, improvisation and composition.


His main projects are his Entangled Music Trio and his solo work on 7-string guitars.


Winner of the Dutch Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz Festival Den Haag and the Europe Jazz Contest in Brussels/Belgium in, there he also won the prize for the best soloist.


"His stylistic approach is also independent and innovative, it opens up new harmonic spheres for jazz, especially in his improvisations: A phenomenal string rally!"
Hifi & Records



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Henning Sieverts

Henning Sieverts

Photo: Ssirus W. Pakzad

Henning Sieverts Bass

Born 1966 in berlin, bassist, cellist and composer Henning Sieverts has recorded over 100 CDs, was awarded estemed preises such as the „Jazz-Preis der International Society of Bassists" (1991), der "Bayerische Staatspreis" (2004), der "Neue Deutsche Jazzpreis 2009 " or "ECHO Jazz 2010" mit seine CD „Blackbird“. 


“A brilliant bassist and cellist who is at home with the demands of new music as well as jazz.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


 „Filling rigorous concepts with life and fun: that is the art of Henning Sieverts, turning good music into great music.“

Concertino


 “A virtuoso with inventive genius and unconcealed passion!”

Abendzeitung



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Heinrich Köbberling

Heinrich Köbberling

Photo: Volker Beushausen

Heinrich Köbberling Drums

Born 1967 in Bad Arolsen/Hessen, Koebberling studied Musik at the HMT, Hamburg, Germany and at "The New School" in New York. Köbberling is a long-standing recording artist of the acclaimed ECM Label, featured among otheres by the "Julia Huelsmann Trio"

In addition to his recordings as a Band-leader ("Pisces" 1997; "8 Doogymoto" 2003 and "Sonnenschirm" 2009) He has recorded more the 80 CD’s as a sideman.


He recorded and played among others with musicians such as: Ernie Watts, Theo Bleckman, Aki Takase, Richie Beirach, Jan Delay, Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Ben Monder, Marc Johnson, Rudi Mahall and Alex v. Schlippenbach.


Heinrich is a Professor for jazz drums at the Jazz-Institute Berlin.

Efrat Alony shouting into a telephone with a megaphone
Photo: Carola Schmidt
Efrat Alony singing into a telephone
Photo: Carola Schmidt

Dates

2022

30.05.2022 Bern, Switzerland, Swiss Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony

Swiss Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony 

conductor: Ed Partyka


20.02.2022 Hannover, Tonhalle

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

06.02.2022 Rüsselsheim, DE, Das Rind

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

05.02.2022 Einbeck, Kultur im Esel

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

04.02.2022 Einbeck, Kultur im Esel

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

03.02.2022 Mannheim, Ella & Louis

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

2021

26.11.2021 Kannelato, Helsinki, Finland, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch. Helsinki featuring Efrat Alony

25.11.2021 Culture Factory Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch. Helsinki featuring Efrat Alony

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch. Helsinki featuring Efrat Alony

17.09.2021 B-Flat, Berlin, Alony’s „Off, to New Horizons" 

Efrat Alony- voc (Israel/Berlin)

Esben Tjalve- piano (Denmark/ London)

Simon Jermyn- guitar (Irland/ NY)

Matthias Pichler- bass (Austria/ NY/Berlin)

12.09.2021 Faust 60er Jahre Halle, Hannover, Fette Hupe Big Band

Fette Hupe Big Band featuring

Efrat Alony

28.08.2021 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

27.08.2021 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

26.08.2021 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

25.08.2021 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

24.08.2021 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

13.06.2021 Valeyres-sous-Ursins, Switzerland,

Efrat Alony- voc

Park Stickney- harp

2020

24.10.2020 Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch featuring Efrat Alony

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch featuring Efrat Alony

conducted by: Ed Partyka

08.10.2020 Bern, CH, kultur im Viktoria, Bern

Efrat Alony & Friends- Time remembered"

01.10.2020 A-Trane, Berlin, A-Trane

Alony's- "Hollywood isn't Calling"


Efrat Alony- voc

Frank Wingold- git

Henning Sieverts- bass

Heinrich Köbberling- drums

Contact

to spin off Music Idees & share your thoughts:

Efrat Alony:

efrat *at* alony *dot* de

For booking requests please contact:

Marita Goga in cooperation with  Shoestring Jazz Booking

Tobias Schuster

Tel+49 (0)30 250 194 27

info@shoestring-jazz.de

http://www.shoestring-jazz.de


Management: 

Marita Goga music arts conception 

Marita Goga

Tel+49 30 3951159

Mob+49 160 94788317

m.goga@goga-music-arts.de


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