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Back at Sunset Arts With Alon Nechushtan Quintet Friday 2/2 San Fransisco

Alon Nechushtan Jazz Quintet

Date & Time: Friday February 2, 7:30  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students

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Program titles will be announced from the stage. Alon Nechushtan has traveled and played Jewish Music Festivals across the globe, solo and with his group Talat (Which had recorded on Tzadik Radical Jewish Music Culture) as well as many other records. The recent West Coast tour finds Nechushtan assembling for the Sunset Music Series a stellar lineup of Young Bay area Lions, who steeped in Jewish Music, Klezmer, World music, jazz and beyond, all willing to embark along with alon on a journey of discovery of the many reincarnations and unusual transformations of Jewish Music in the turn of the 21th century, a journey in heart, soul and groove, from Yemen to The Caribbeans and Ukraine.


  • Alon Nechushtan – Piano
  • Matt Renzi – Reeds
  • Ian Carey – Brass
  • Matt Montgomery – Bass
  • Isaac Schwarz – Drums

Alon Nechushtan is already known to savvy listeners for his deft piano playing and his work in klezmer (he leads the band Talat, which released a record on Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Culture Series) and his various jazz ensembles, with releases on Ayler Records and Between the Lines as well as the unexpected moodiness of his superstar 12-tet Dark Forces, with a release on Creative Sources.

Born in Tel Aviv with familial roots in Russia, Hungary, Transylvania and Uzbekistan, he employs the pluralism of jazz to bring together a wealth of musical heritage. Alon Nechushtan’s music adventures has brought him to various far corners of the globe such as the Yokohama ‘Rejoicing Sounds’ Festival in Japan with his contemporary orchestral compositions, The Manila Cultural Center of the Arts, with his Clarinet Concerto for the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his groove based Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montreal with his words beyond Jazz Trio and Tel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble.

Resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and the Kennedy Center with his projects as a band leader of various groups or as an in demand sideman. in October 2015 the kennedy Center has comissioned from Alon Nechushtan a new piece for Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, following by a Far East tour in China and Phillipines, along with Jazz Festivals in Belo Horizonte-Brazil, Israel. In 2017 the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C has commissioned from Alon Nechushtan a new program of Thelonious Monk’s less known compositions.

All About Jazz magazine called him “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture”.