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2. New Orleans Jazz Festival in Tel Aviv with Silvan Zingg

After a major success at the first New Orleans Jazz Festival 2018 in Tel Aviv (Israel), Silvan had the great pleasure to be guest musician also at the second edition of this amazing festival. Some of the best jazz musicians from all over the world came here to celebrate 3 days of music.

The festival started with an official opening ceremony on 19th June 2019 at the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel in Tel Aviv. Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch invited to a musical evening to celebrate the opening of the International New Orleans Jazz Festival. Together with the other musicians of the festival, Silvan proudly played a Boogie Woogie concert which was such a blast. What a great way to open a great festival.

On the next day, 20th June 2019, the festival started. In front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art were some outdoor concerts which were open for all. Silvan listened to the music of some great bands before he hit the stage himself.

Only two hours later, his concert together with singer and trombonist Ron Wilkins (USA) in the Kaufman hall inside of the Museum of Art started. The show was sold out and turned into an unforgettable evening full of music, fun and happiness for the audience as well as for both musicians.

The festival continued the next day. At first Silvan presented together with the outstanding Ron Wilkins a Louis Armstrong lecture. Silvan and Ron invited a young girl on stage and taught her a scat performance. She was so cute!

In the evening, Silvan had this own solo piano concert in the Kaufman hall at Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The show was as well sold out and with his program ‘The Blues to the Night Train with tributes to Dr. John’, Silvan took the amazed audience with him on a journey back to the early years of Boogie Woogie and Blues.

Between his own concerts, Silvan could attend some concerts of the other musicians of the festival and could listen to their wonderful music. The grand final on the last day, 22nd June 2019 was in the sold out Recanati hall in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Together with all musicians, he celebrated an adequate final show which the festival deserves.

“I enjoyed my stay in Israel very much. The festival was ten out of ten, so much fun and a big honor for me to be again part of it and to perform great concerts there”, says Silvan Zingg.

Beside the festival, he had the chance to enjoy beautiful sunny and warm Tel Aviv and its beach. One day before the festival started, all musicians of the festival travelled from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem where they visited the famous Wailing Wall and the Mount of Olives which was just impressive.

Silvan, who is guest of honor of the New Orleans Jazz Festival Tel Aviv, would like to express a big thank you to the organizers Mor and Ziv Ben, to all other musicians, to the wonderful audience and to all people who make this festival and this trip possible. Hopefully this festival will continue next year when it’s once again time for the New Orleans Jazz Festival Tel Aviv!