Jazz trio to present a workshop and a concert

On June 26, the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series will present the internationally acclaimed Yogev Shetrit Trio in workshop from 2-3 p.m. and in concert from 5-7 p.m. at Becherer Hall at Rivermont Collegiate, located at 1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf. . The Yogev Shetrit Trio includes Moshe Elmakias on piano, Noam Tanzer on bass and Yogev Shetrit on drums and songwriting.

Admission to the workshop is free for children and $5 for adults. Doors open for the concert at 4:30 p.m. General admission to the concert is $15 and reserved seating is $20. Admission is payable at the door but it is advisable to call to reserve. Call 309-373-0790 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.

Yogev Shetrit, composer and international drummer, obtained his BA in musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then studied at the Drummer’s Collective in New York and received a full scholarship to study at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has been a music teacher for over 25 years and regularly performs in major global projects.

Shetrit was the founder and member of the famous group Coolooloosh. His craftsmanship and success have given him the opportunity to perform with notable artists including Chuchito Valdez, Tia Fuller, Arnie Lawrence, Paulo Morello and Kevin Mahogany. He created his trio in 2016 to play his original compositions.

Since then, the Yogev Shetrit Trio has performed in over 30 countries at some of the world’s biggest festivals and venues, including the Panama International Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has released two studio albums and a live album and is currently working on his third studio album which will be released later this year.

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