12.23.16Eddy Khaimovich wins Hot House Jazz Magazine Award 2014 for bass!
Eddy Khaimovich has won the Hot House Magazine Jazz Award 2014 in "Best Bassist of the Year" category on September 17, 2014. The 2014 honorable award contest was dedicated to the memory of the great late Frank Wess. The ceremony was hosted by Hot House Jazz Magazine president, Gwen Kelley and Metropolitan Room director, Bernard Furshpan and included performances by nominees and winners of the awards. Those featured Eddy Khaimovich with Daniel Bennett Group and pianist Jason Yeager. Award winners in other categories included the legendary Jazz giants Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods and some of the leading contemporary Jazz musicians, Stefan Harris, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Braden, Joe Temperley, Jason Yeager and others. For more details, please look at The Hot House magazine web site.
04.24.15Performance at The Met Museum's Jazz & Colors Festival with Sam Newsome/Meg Okura Quartet
Eddy Khaimovich joins the Sam Newsome/Meg Okura Quartet for a performance at The Met Museum's Jazz & Colors Festival. World renowned musicians saxophonist Sam Newsome and violinist Meg Okura present a "chord-less" quartet show that, along with Mr. Khaimovich, also includes the outstanding percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. They will perform a number of the American Standard Songbook and Jazz Standard selections in their own unique rendition. The unorthodox orchestration, reminiscent of bands, such as Ornette Coleman's groups, has a particularly special soundscape to offer. Check into the GIGS tab of this site for exact time and location as well, as other show dates, with Meg Okura and her Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble that Eddy will perform with in May 2015.
04.22.15Eddy Khaimovich is back with Sam Newsome, Meg Okura & Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble for series of Spring shows
Eddy Khaimovich is joining the world renown musicians saxophone wizard Sam Newsome, violin virtuoso Meg Okura and The Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble for a series of shows in Spring 2015. Please look into the GIGS tab for specific dates. Sam Newsome has developed an original and unique sound on his instrument, employing a wide array of musical colors and a vibrant tone palette and continuing the tradition of the great American saxophone titans, such as John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, to name a few. Meg Okura combines modern Jazz, Afro-Cuban and R&B musical traditions with her Classical and Far Eastern musical heritage to create a unique and fresh sound all her own, reflecting her rich multi-cultural background.
04.11.15Eddy Khaimovich joins Danza Nova for the upcoming new record, featuring Lara St. John
Eddy Khaimovich is joining the World Music Ensemble Danza Nova for the recording of their next album in April 2015. The album will feature the world renown Sony Classical Recording artist, violinist extraordinaire Lara St. John. Check back for more info and updates.
03.29.15New review with Eddy Khaimovich at All About Jazz
In the review about the new Daniel Bennett Group CD "Mystery at the Clown Castle", the music critic Mike Oppenheim wrote: ""The Spinning Top Stood Still" features a captivating minor key melody and some of the best improvisations on the album. Bennett's alto sax solo masterfully balances tension with a sense of inevitability, before giving way to Janoff's grooving, distorted guitar solo, and KHAIMOVICH'S VIRTUOSIC BASS SOLO."
02.15.15New CD with Daniel Bennett Group released
Eddy Khaimovich is on the new Daniel Bennett Group CD "Mystery in the Clown Castle". The CD combines an eclectic array of styles into a fresh sound, with many stylistic implications. Eddy plays both his acoustic and mostly, his MTD electric basses on this record. Its available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and in multiple other International online and record stores. Along with Daniel Bennett on saxes and other reed instruments, the band also features Nat Janoff on guitars, Matt Feick on drums, Jason Yeager on piano and the spoken word poet Britt Melewsky.
01.25.15Eddy Khaimovich joins pianist Sharik Hasan's group for series of shows in NYC
Eddy Khaimovich is joining pianist extraordinaire Sharik Hasan's band for a series of shows in NYC in January and February of 2015. Sharik's music is an exciting and emotional roller coaster of rhythms, feels, moods and fascination, informed as with the deep tradition of Jazz, as with contemporary styles of Funk, Hip Hop, R&B and the Classical Indian music. His unique music is all fresh, original and incredible. Please check into the GIGS sections of this site for dates and more info.
01.02.15On tour with the Daniel Bennett Group
Eddy Khaimovich is joining Daniel Bennett Group on tour of New England. The band will be dedicating this tour to music from the new upcoming release and some of the older compositions from previous albums. Please look into the GIGS tab for tour dates.
01.01.15Eddy Khaimovich participation in the historic Metropolitan Room's Longest Variety show to date
Eddy Khaimovich, together with pianist/keyboardist Sharik Hasan and drummer Joe Peri, will perform at Metropolitan Room NYC's longest variety show to date, which will be recorded into the Guiness World Book of Records. Look into the GIGS section of this site for details.
12.26.14Eddy Khaimovich joins singer Scot Albertson's pre New Year's Jazz celebration at the Kitano NYC
Eddy Khaimovich is joining outstanding singer Scot Albertson's band to celebrate the upcoming 2015 with a festive show at the world famous Kitano Jazz club at the Kitano NYC. Look into the GIGS tab for more dates with Scot Albertson's group.
10.18.14Recording new CD with Daniel Bennett Group
Eddy Khaimovich is going into the studio with the Daniel Bennett Group to record the band's new record. The music is all written by Daniel Bennet and is a mixture of Jazz, Folk, Rock and other elements that range as far as Classical music and the Caribbean styles. The CD is expected to be released in the Spring of 2015. Eddy is playing his MTD 6-string fretted and fretless basses, uses the Acoustic Image amps, EBS and Xotic pedals, Fishman upright bass pickup, Reunion Blues cases and Gruv Gear products. Look for their info in the Gear section of this web site. Check back in for more info about the recording - it will be updated as the release draws closer.
10.12.14Eddy Khaimovich is joining Meg Okura & Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Eddy Khaimovich is joining Meg Okura & Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble for some shows in October. This group's music is charming and beautiful and truly touches the heart. Meg Okura, who is an internationally acclaimed violinist extraordinaire, has written and arranged the music, utilizing all her musical heritage and inspiration and combining it with the modern Jazz, African and World rhythms and vocabulary. Look into the GIGS tab for concert dates.
07.24.14Eddy Khaimovich is nominated for The Hot House Magazine Jazz Award 2014
Eddy Khaimovich is nominated for The Hot House Magazine Jazz Award 2014 in bass category. This prestigious award contest is run by the oldest and largest New York City Jazz publication, The Hot House Magazine and one of the premier musical venues of the city, The Metropolitan Room. The award ceremony is scheduled for September 17. Please, check back to see the results.
07.20.14Eddy Khaimovich plays bass on Lukas Gabric/Martin Terens Quartet new record
New record by Lukas Gabric/Martin Terens Quartet, "Ballad Book, Chapter 1" was released on July 5, 2014. The multi-talented and dynamic duo of Lukas Gabric (tenor sax) and Martin Terens (piano) decided to release a daring all-ballad debut record, alternating between duo takes and quartet selections. Along with Eddy Khaimovich on double bass, rounding the quartet up, is the outstanding drummer Peter Traunmueller. The record unveils the lyrical and melodic side of the musicians, and, while informed by the long legacy of ballads albums tradition of Jazz greats, it brings out something very intimate and personal from each of the musicians, taking their original musical voices to the forefront. There are also two original compositions by each of the band leaders on the album, with Eddy Khaimovich being featured as the soloist on one of them, "Morn & Eve" by Martin Terens. Some tracks will be featured and streaming on this web site under MULTIMEDIA>Audio (as sideman) section - check back there soon. For more information about purchasing this record, please look into BUY CD>Sideman Recordings section of this web site ***Eddy Khaimovich is a Pirastro GmbH strings artist and on this recording, he uses Oliv G & D strings and Evah Pirazzi A & E strings.
06.17.14Appearance on "Minding Your Business" June W. Middleton's MNN Network show, with Daniel Bennett Group
On June 19, 2014 Eddy Khaimovich will appear, as member of Daniel Bennett Group, on the acclaimed TV host's June W. Middleton's musical talk show, where the band will perform Daniel bennett's music and all members will be interviewed. The show will be aired the following week on MNN Network and later, appear on YouTube. Joining saxophonist and reeds multi instrumentalist virtuoso Daniel Bennett, along with Eddy Khaimovich, will be Nat Janoff on guitar and Matthew Feike on drums. It airs on Time Warner Cable MNN Network on June 26, 2014 at 6.30 pm. It will appear after that on YouTube and repeat translations on MNN. Check back for updates.
***Eddy Khaimovich will be using his MTD 6-string fretless bass, EBS Black Label pedals and Acoustic Image Ten2 combo with Cabrio Docking system.
06.01.14Eddy Khaimovich is to perform at the MTD East Coast Artist Family Reunion Charity Concert Early June
Eddy Khaimovich has been invited to perform, with his electric trio, at the prestigious MTD (Michael Tobias Design - fine handmade bases) Artist Family Reunion Charity Concert on June 7, 2014. Included in the program, are some of the world leading artists in bass community in part and in music community in general. The lineup is: Dave Holland Trio (with Kevin Eubanks and Nate Smith); Gail Ann Dorsey (of David Bowie and Lenny Kravitz); Robert Bubby Lewis (of Snoop Dogg and Lupe Fiasco) and Charlie Kniceley and his band "Penamach". Joining Eddy Khaimovich, are two outstanding, talented musicians that are considered some of the most prominent and in-demand among the younger generation of New York City's demanding and discerning music scene. Sharik Hasan on piano and Darrell Smith have selflessly contributed their sheer talents to learning and rehearsing Eddy's challenging music, that covers the Jazz idiom but explores the blending boundaries of West African, South American, Caribbean, European, American, Middle Eastern and Israeli musical traditions and have brought their own personalities into it, making it fresh and unique in their own way! In Eddy's music, you can run into pocket tight funk, Cuban Timba, West African tradition, or Israeli folk song elements, all within a 30 min range. This electrifying trio is something to look for with excitement and anticipation! Please look into "gigs" section of this site for show details.
***Eddy Khaimovich will be using both his MTD 6-string fretted and fretless basses, full array of his EBS Black Label FX pedals and Stanley Clarke Sig Wah, and his Acoustic Image Ten2 Amp Head.
05.28.14New endorsement with Xotic Pedals and EWS Japan Pedals
Eddy Khaimovich joins forces with Xotic and EWS Japan sister brands and is starting to use two of their pedals with his regular rig. He will be using the Xotic SP Compressor on his Pedaltrain Mini board, along with his long time EBS Black Label pedals. The EWS Japan BMC (Bass Mid-Range Control), which is a state of the art mid-range boosting, sweeping and fine tuning pedal device, will be joining Eddy with all his rigs, along with his Pensa pre-amp, in front of his pedal board chains. Eddy Khaimovich is looking forward to further collaboration with Xotic and EWS and thanks Toshio Horiba for his friendship!
***Please look into "GEAR" section of this site for Eddy's quotes and links to the pedals' respective web sites for further info on those and other products by Xotic and EWS.
05.02.14Eddy Khaimovich joins Prophets for their debut performance
Eddy Khaimovich joins Dr. Ronn Yedidia's fusion band Prophets for their debut performance, after a long rehearsing period. This unique band presents a high energy original music that will emotionally stir and sweep off the feet. Powerful compositions, crossing genre boundaries between Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, and, basically erasing the word "impossible" in musical terms, will leave its audiences with unforgettable and unique musical experience. Rounding the quartet are virtuoso flutist extraordinaire, Marc Stocker and world renown drummer-wizard Tobias Ralph. Look into the "gigs" section of this site for show details on May 7 & 14, 2014.
*** For this program, Eddy Khaimovich uses both his MTD 6-string electric basses, fretted and fretless, full array of his EBS Black Label FX pedals and Stanley Clarke Sig Wah, and his Acoustic Image head and cabs.
05.01.14Performance at Steinway Hall NYC with the NEOS Chamber Ensemble
Eddy Khaimovich is joining the NEOS Chamber Ensemble again. The vibrant group, led by concert violinist virtuoso and world renown soloist Artur Kaganovskyi and his wife, violist extraordinaire, Eszter Szilvester, will perform at the legendary Steinway Hall of New York City in mid-town Manhattan. The concert will include a multifaceted program of works by Franz Schubert, The "Trout" Piano Quintet, and Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Piano Quintet in C minor. Along with Eddy Khaimovich on double bass, joining them are outstanding and distinguished cellist Miho Zaitsu and pianist Tomoko Kawaguchi, that round off the ensemble. Highly acclaimed, this group of musicians is something to look forward to. Look for the May 6, 2014 show details in the "gigs" section of this site.
***Eddy Khaimovich will be using Pirastro Eudoxa strings for this show.
04.07.14Upcoming performances with Danza Nova World Music Ensemble
Eddy Khaimovich will perform with Dr. Ronn Yedidia's Danza Nova World Music Ensemble in a few shows in the coming months, highlighting the series with a show at the Puffin Foundation Performing Arts Center in Teaneck, NJ. The group brings an exciting musical fusion of World music genres, infused with contemporary funk and Jazz-fusion elements. Eddy is using both, his double bass and MTD 6-string electric bas for this groups music. The music travels from Middle East through Eastern Europe and Ireland, all the way to South America. The eclectic nature of the band, somehow blends into a monumental musical, globally comprehensible statement. Please look for shows details in the "gigs" section of this web site.
02.27.14Appearance, representing MTD basses at Gerald Veasley's 2014 Bass Bootcamp Expo
Eddy Khaimovich will join MTD (Michael Tobias Design) fine handmade basses and guitars, to represent the company as a featured artist at the famed Gerald Veasley's 2014 Bass Bootcamp Expo. Eddy will demo MTD basses and Q&A the audience visiting the show. You will be able to get to meet Eddy in person and engage in a discussion regarding the instruments or his music and playing. Look for more details regarding the expo at the Bass Bootcamp web site.
02.24.14Recording new record with Lukas Gabric/Martin Terens Quartet
A beautiful new recording of Lukas Gabric/Martin Terens Quartet, dedicated to original interpretations of Jazz Ballads and original Ballad compositions by the band leaders finds two band leaders Lukas Gabric (sax) and Martin Terens (piano) at the peak of their musical creativity. Joining them, are Eddy Khaimovich on bass and Peter Traunmueller on drums that complete this thoughtful and in-depth musical group. Look for the CD release date in the Summer of 2014. Check back here for updates!
***Eddy Khaimovich used Pirastro Oliv G & D (guts wound with chrome steel) and Evah Pirazzi A & E (synthetic core wound with chrome steel) strings.
11.24.13Eddy Khaimovich will be performing at Rose Hall @ JALC on November 24, 2013
Eddy Khaimovich will perform at Rose Hall @ Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Annual Gala Concert. This annual and always much anticipated concert features some of the most outstanding and distinguished Israeli talent, most of whom were long time AICF grants recipients. AICF does miracles in helping young Israeli talent achieve their full artistic potential. Mr. Khaimovich, together with other alumni AICF grantees who were chosen to perform at this year's Annual AICF Gala will perform music, dance and present visual arts from various genres at this unforgettable concert. Details under GIGS tab of this web site.
09.28.13Appearance, representing MTD basses and Gruv Gear at LaBella's "Lords of Low End" event at Cutting Room in NYC
Mr. Khaimovich has appeared, representing the legendary MTD (Michael Tobias Design) Fine Handmade Basses and Gruv Gear, both of which he endorses, at LaBella Strings' first annual Lords Of The Low End event. The event was held at New York's Cutting Room and featured some of the best bass artists of our day - in concert, clinics, panels, spontaneous jams, and many more happenings throughout the day. Some of the other bassists, who appeared at the event included Ruben Rodriguez, Igor Saavedra, Alain Caron, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Patrick Pfeiffer, John Montalbano, and many others, and some of the other luthiers and companies presented were Mas Hino, Sadowsky, F-Bass, Aguilar, Warwick, and many more.
09.15.13Performance at "ZORN@60" John Zorn's 60th Birthday Masada Marathon at Skirball Performing Arts Center
Eddy Khaimovich has appeared, with Roberto Juan Rodriguez Octeto Masada, at John Zorn's "ZORN@60" 60th Birthday Masada Marathon Gala Concert. That was one of a kind, unique music celebration of one of the greatest musicians of the second half of 20th century and present times and his music. John Zorn, himself conducted numerous of the groups that took part in the concert and at the end, appeared on saxophone with his Electric Masada Group. Other incredible musicians that performed, included Mark Feldman, Joey Baron, Erik Friedlander, Kenny Wollesen, Cyro Baptista, Uri Kaine, David Krakauer, Greg Cohen, Mark Ribot,Sylvie Courvoisier,Michael Sarin, Sheryl Bailey, Jerome Harris and many more.
08.10.13New endorsement with Gruv Gear
Eddy Khaimovich has joined Gruv Gear's family of artists. Gruv Gear is an innovative company, creating most cutting edge devices and accessories for musicians, photographers, DJ's and other mediums. From musical instrument accessories and straps to a wide line of uniquely designed bags and carts, Gruv Gear is committed to uncompromising excellence. Whether its musical accessories, their multi purpose carrying bags, or state-of-the-art line of carts and dollies of various sizes and purposes, Gruv Gear is an undeniable leader and pioneer in their field and as their products are uniquely innovative and modern, as they are durable, reliable and most practical. Gruv Gear is the ultimate combination of hip style, unique design and maximal practicality. Eddy and Gruv Gear are looking into long years of fruitful collaboration - thanks, Jay and everyone at Gruv Gear!!! Check under the GEAR tab of this web site, to see what Gruv Gear products Eddy uses and find a link to Gruv Gear's web site.
06.25.13Eddy Khaimovich joins NEOS Chamber Ensemble
After series of musical collaborations with the wonderful NEOS String Quartet founding members, world acclaimed violinist Artur Kaganovskiy and violist Eszter Szilveszter, Eddy joins forces with them to perform with their NEOS Chamber Ensemble for a series of concerts, with first one coming up this Sunday, June 30 (for details look into GIGS tab of this site). The program includes all French chamber music from the early impressionist era - 1880-1905 - works by d'Indy, Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saëns. Other members include the wonderful Sabina Torosjan, violin; Fanny Nemeth-Weiss, cello; David Schneck, trumpet; Emily Schneck, flute and more. Full personnel is available at the detailed concert info under GIGS tab of this site. Check back soon for updates regarding this new and exciting musical project!
04.13.13Eddy Khaimovich was featured in Time Warner Cable Jazz TV
Eddy Khaimovich was featured, as member of Yaacov Mayman trio, along with pianist Vadim Neselovkyi, on Time Warner Cable network's Jazz TV. Time Warner Cable is one of the major cable TV networks in North America and one of the largest in the world. This program featured several Jazz Standards performed by the trio in their original rendition of the music and an extended, talk-show type interview with the musicians, It was aired on Time Warner Cable TV in the Month of April in prime time and is continually re-run on the network at various times.
04.12.13New endorsement with Pedaltrain pedalboards
Eddy Khaimovich has begun collaborating with Pedaltrain pedal board company, as he joined the ranks of Pedaltrain endorsees. He uses PT-Mini, PT-Junior and PT-2 boards, depending on the musical situation and number of pedals he needs for it. Pedaltrain boards have justly earned their reputation of being one of the most reliable and sturdy pedal boards out there. They're excited to welcome Eddy into their family!
03.20.13Eddy Khaimovich on RTVI International World Wide
Eddy Khaimovich was featured on RTVI International TV channel of the largest Russian speaking media network in the world, which is based in USA. This half-hour show, about Jazz in New York City, has been aired several times, already in its first weekend, in over 40! countries worldwide. Eddy Khaimovich is appearing with Andy Winter Group (on electric bass) @ 15:12 mins, before his own feature (with both, double and MTD USA 635-24 electric basses) @ 18:28 mins and till about 23:20 mins. It is dubbed into Russian.
Gear that Eddy Khaimovich endorses and that is used in this video:
- MTD USA 635-24 #2164 6-string electric bass - thank you to Michael and Daniel Tobias, Charlie Kniceley and everyone at MTD
- EBS Sweden Black Label pedals - thank you to Ralf Bjurbo, Bo Engberg, Mats Kristofferson and everyone at EBS
- Gruv Gear MTD FretWraps - thank you to Jay Baldemor and everyone at Gruv Gear
- Pirastro GmbH double bass Eudoxa G & D and Evah Pirazzi A & E strings - thank you to Adrian Mueller and everyone at Pirastro GmbH strings
- Reunion Blues Gig Bags - thank you to Michelle Debus and everyone at Reunion Blues
03.11.13New endorsement with Pirastro Strings GmbH
Eddy Khaimovich has been using various Pirastro strings for his Double Bass throughout the majority of his musical career. Finally, Eddy and Pirastro strings connect for further creative collaboration. Since its foundation in 1798, it is the quality of Pirastro strings and rosin that makes PIRASTRO a well known brand name which stands for reliability and beauty of sound. Many musicians of bowed classical instruments and Jazz instruments prefer PIRASTRO strings because of the string's ability of modulation and altering the tone. This allows the musicians to create their individual sounds and to evoke the special sound characteristics of their instruments. Pirastro is the king and queen of strings and has most suitable strings for any genre of music. Eddy thanks to Adrian Mueller and all of Pirastro Strings GmbH and is looking forward to many years of creative collaboration! Please check under the GEAR tab for more info and link to Pirastro web site.
01.24.13Eddy Khaimovich at NAMM 2013 and performance at the MTD Artist Reunion Concert
Eddy has appeared and performed at the 2013 NAMM Show, representing MTD (Michael Tobias Design) fine handmade electric basses, EBS Professional Bass Equipment, Reunion Blues Gig Bags, Fishman Transducers, DPA microphones, Acoustic Image Amplification and this year, also Gruv Gear rig. Over January 24-27, you can catch him appear and perform at those companies' and other booths in ensembles with a myriad different players and solo. This year, Eddy Khaimovich's Electric Trio is performing at the prestigious Annual MTD Artist Family Reunion Benefit Concert at JT Schmid's in Anaheim, CA on Sat, Jan 26 at 7.30. Other bands include Jimmy Haslip Group, Andrew Gouche and Band of Brothers, Norm Stockton, Robert "Bubby" Lewis and Charlie Kniceley Trio. For more details, look in the Gigs tab of this web site.
09.19.12GKV Trio project + 1 are back in New York on September 19, 2012 @ Somethin' Jazz Club
GKV Trio are back in New York! This time, with an addition of the wonderful saxophonist Gian Tornatore. GKV started when Norwegian guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen had initiated this collaborative project with Israeli/New York bassist Eddy Khaimovich and Mexican/Wisconsin drummer Rodrigo Villanueva, after they got together a few times during Villanueva's New York performances with the acclaimed bassist Eddie Gomez's trio. The three outstanding musicians felt a complete musical chemistry from the first note they played together and decided to start a collaborative project. They perform original compositions by everybody in the band and original insights into some well known American Standard Songbook's favorites. Don't miss this one out! For more details about the concert at Somethin' Jazz Club in New York, please go to GIGS tab on this web site.
09.07.12Eddy Khaimovich at the annual world renown Borislav Strulev & Friends Gala Concert
Eddy Khaimovich has appeared again at the annual Gala concert by the world renown cellist Borislav Strulev. This time, the concert included Eddy on both, his double bass and MTD 6-string electric bass, running through the EBS Sweden pedals setup. The outstanding lineup included some of the best young musicians in New York and on the international music scene, including Thelonious Monk Competition winner and MacDowell Artist Colony grantee Vadim Neselovskyi, highly acclaimed saxophonist Jacob Mayman, world renown composer and pianist Tomer Addadi, up and coming young drummer Jake Robinson, and more. They have performed a kaleidoscope of musical genres, ranging from Classical, through Jazz, to contemporary fusion of Jazz, Cuban, Funk, Bluegrass, Drum'N'Bass and World music genres. As eclectic as it may sound, the program was carefully built to take the audience on an unforgettable journey through the history of musical evolution. The concert was filmed by multiple Full HD1080p cameras and recorded on Hi-Def sound recorder straight from the sound console. Check back in for videos from this concert within the next couple of months.
09.01.12John Lennon Bermuda Tribute 2012 CD, with Eddy Khaimovich's participation is now out!
John Lennon Bermuda Tribute 2012 CD by Ride The Wave record label is now released! Eddy Khaimovich plays on the track Revolution by the Beatles, with Bailey Outerbridge, that was re-imagined, arranged and produced by Haim Cotton, the acclaimed pianist/composer/producer. On this record, Eddy appears alongside such great artists, as Yoko Ono, Robert Emery, Judie Tzuke, and amazing instrumentalists, Oz Noy, Tal Bergman, Fernando Aruda and more. You can hear the track on this web site. Go to ALL MEDIA>Audio (as a sideman), then scroll down and launch it by clicking the appropriate link, next to its description.
07.20.12Eddy Khaimovich is to appear on John Lennon Bermuda Tribute 2012 CD, on Ride The Wave Record Label
Eddy Khaimovich is to appear, with Bailey Outerbridge, on the upcoming John Lennon Bermuda Tribute 2012 CD by Ride The Wave record label, along with such great artists, as Yoko Ono, Robert Emery, Judie Tzuke, and instrumentalists, Haim Cotton, Oz Noy, Tal Bergman, Fernando Aruda and more. The release date is set to September 1, 2012 - check back for more info and updates soon.
07.06.12Feature show about Eddy Khaimovich on TVVL 1110 AM Nationwide Radio Channel
Eddy Khaimovich has taken part in a feature show/interview about his musical path and life on TVVL 1110 AM Nationwide Radio Channel. In the weekly series about artists and their lives, hosted by the great Annette Meiman, Eddy has shared some of his insights on music making - performing, producing, composing, collaborating with other musicians and interacting with audience. He has also shared some of the most influential stories from his life, musical and otherwise, and has introduced his newer music from recent years, that incorporates his love of Jazz with his Israeli and Classical musical heritage and his deep dive into the South American and African music over last several years. The show will be available in TVVL archives soon - check back for the link.
05.17.12Eddy Khaimovich Quartet at the Olive Branch Music Festival
Eddy Khaimovich Quartet was invited to play a concert at the Olive Branch Music Festival in New York City, curated by percussionist and music activist, Roberto Juan Rodriguez. This special festival is dedicated to Israeli Jazz artists, living and creating in New York and featured great bands, led by israeli Jazz musicians through the month of May 2012. Eddy had mostly presented his new music, some older compositions and some original arrangements of Argentinian, Israeli and American songs. The stellar line up of Gian Tornatore, saxophone; Alex Brown, piano and Eric Doob, drums alongside Eddy on electric and acoustic basses, had given a remarkable performance!
03.29.12Performance at Zinc Bar NYC at "Made In New York" Jazz Festival, with Jacob Mayman All-Star Band
Eddy has performed at New York's premier Jazz club Zinc Bar with the great saxophonist Jacob Mayman's all-star band that featured some of most amazing musicians on New York's Jazz scene today,including Alvester Garnett, Gary Fisher and Bruce Edwards. The concert was part of the "Made In New York" Jazz Festival. The music combined post-Bop Jazz with compositions that also incorporated Funk, Fusion and Hip-Hop. What a great show!!! Video footage is coming up in various edit versions so check back soon!
03.24.12Eddy Khaimovich is back at Carnegie Hall, playing chamber music by George Oakley
This was an unforgettable evening of world premieres of new chamber compositions by George Oakley, one of the most prominent and outstanding young composers in New York City. His wonderful chamber music was performed by who is who of the best young talent in town, featuring violinist Artur Kaganovskiy, pianist Inga Kashakashvili, bassist Eddy Khaimovich, violinist Sabina Torosjan, cellist Mark Tagle, and more. The amazing Weill Recital hall of Carnegie Hall resonated the music beautifully and the evening was a sheer success and musical magic. Beautiful!
03.14.12Launch of a new collaborative project with drummer Rodrigo Villanueva and guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen: performance at Somethin' Jazz Club (aka Miles Jazz Cafe)
Norwegian guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen had initiated this collaborative project with Israeli/New York bassist Eddy Khaimovich and Mexican/Wisconsin drummer Rodrigo Villanueva, after they got together a few times during Villanueva's New York performances with the acclaimed bassist Eddie Gomez's trio. The three outstanding musicians felt a complete musical chemistry from the first note they played together and decided to start a collaborative project that had its start in New York and later in the year, will be taken on tour and recorded in studio. They performed original compositions by everybody in the band and original insights into some well known American Standard Songbook's favorites. More news about this project, including future concert dates and video clips will be coming soon, so check back in for more stuff :)
02.05.12New endorsement with Reunion Blues Instrument Cases and Gig Bags
Eddy Khaimovich is now a Reunion Blues Instrument Cases and Gig Bags artist. Made of either highly durable leather or ballistic fabric, since 1976, Reunion Blues instrument bags have upstaged the rest with unsurpassed luxury and functionality. With their rugged construction, a precise fit, and convenient features, these bags protect every inch. In addition, these are the most stylish and classy instrument cases you'll ever come across. Thank you, Michelle and everybody at Reunion Blues for making me a part of the family!
01.20.12Performance and appearance at the NAMM Show 2012 representing MTD (Michael Tobias Design) handmade basses (USA) and EBS Professional Bass Equipment (Sweden) bass effects
Eddy has appeared and performed at the 2012 NAMM Show, representing two of the musical instruments and equipment brands that he is an artist of. Over January 20-22, he made frequent performances at the booths of MTD (Michael Tobias Design) electric basses and EBS Professional Bass Equipment, performing solo and in ensembles with the great bassists Etienne Mbappe, Andrew Gouche, Dywane MonoNeon Thomas, Jr., Robert "Bubby" Lewis, etc. and was a part of the annual MTD family reunion concert.
01.19.12Recording with Nika Leoni Productions' chamber music ensemble's "Russian Soul Project"
Eddy has recorded some chamber music with the unique and innovative chamber ensemble of the opera singer Nika Leoni and pianist Luba Poliak. The music consisted of selections from a concert that this ensemble performed in the Fall of 2011, including compositions and arrangements by the ensemble's member and alto saxophonist Ilia Skibinsky.
12.23.11New endorsement with MTD (Michael Tobias Design) handmade fine electric basses
Mike Tobias is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet and his incredible personality translates into his incredible instruments. His instruments are some of the most incredible sounding contemporary electric basses you'll every find - they're incredible tonal palette, insane playability and enchanting warm voice will make any heart melt. They stand at the same level, as top antique, high end string instruments. That's a rare statement in regard to contemporary electric instruments. Mike's instruments are so amazing, once you try one, you can't stop playing it. The MTD basses virtually fit any genre, since the EQ is so versatile in the onboard Bartolini preamp and the wood combinations are very resonant. You can make those instruments cry, punch, groove, growl, sing lyrically, or gallop furiously from register to register. In one word, each bass that comes out of Mike's hands is a unique piece of art. Thank you Mike, Daniel, Charlie, Ilan and everybody at MTD for all the hard work you put into your incredible craft!
11.05.11Eddy Khaimovich Quartet at the Puffin Cultural Center in Teaneck, NJ
Eddy Khaimovich Quartet has performed at the wonderful Puffin Cultural Center to warm cheer of the audience. It was incredible sharing the new original music with the welcoming and supportive audience at Puffin. The energy was amazing and the interconnection between the musicians and the audience was beautiful. They really go tint the music and it felt like the band and the people listening breathed together all the way through. The show was filmed by the great film director Anastasiya Shorstova and a music trailer featuring this concert is available on this web-site at ALL MEDIA>VIDEO or at Eddy's YouTube channel on YouTube. Enjoy!
11.01.11Double bill performance of Jacob Mayman Quartet and Gloria Gaynor Band at The Pierre Hotel's Grand Ballroom
Eddy has performed at a double bill show of Jacob Mayman Quartet and the legendary singer Gloria Gaynor's band. The music made its journey all the way from post-Bop Jazz to R&B and Soul and was an unforgettable performance for both, musicians and audience.
09.18.11Chamber music performance of Nika Leoni/Luba Poliak "Russian Soul" project at the legendary Colonial Opera Theater in Pittsfield, MA
Eddy has been a part of a unique chamber group, created by the opera singer Nika Leoni and pianist Luba Poliak. Consisting of an unusual instrumentation (voice, alto saxophone, violin, double bass and piano), the group prompts breaking the boundaries between musical eras, instrumentation canons and chamber music sound palettes. Concentrating on Russian Romantic music of the second half of 19th century and early 20th century this group of innovative musicians adopts the traditional approach to chamber music making and blends it with contemporary improvisational concepts of Jazz. Performing adaptations of works by Tchaikovsky alongside arrangements of compositions by Bill Evans and original music by the ensemble member, alto saxophonist Ilia Skibinsky, the group creates a dynamic and inspiring show that always leaves the audience wanting to hear more. The grand hall of The Colonial Opera Theater of Pittsfield, MA is a great fit for such a vibrant chamber ensemble.
08.21.11Performance at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club with the world renown cellist Borislav Strulev
Eddy has performed at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club with the world renown cellist Borislav Strulev's Chamber Jazz Ensemble at the festive gala concert, celebrating the art of Borislav Strulev.
06.12.11Performance of works by Shostakovitch and Mahler; Oyster Bay, Long Island
Eddy has participated at the performance of the Oyster Bay Symphony in Long Island's beautiful town of Oyster Bay, celebrating the music of Dmitri Shostakovitch and Gustav Mahler.
05.14.11Performance at Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center, as a featured guest with The Korean Chamber Orchestra
Eddy has performed at the beautiful Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center as a featured guest with The Korean Chamber Orchestra at their festive New York chamber music concert. Together with musicians from the orchestra, Eddy has performed The Brandenburg Concerto No 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach and other chamber ensemble adaptations of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Max Bruch.
03.29.11Performance at Symphony Space with the legendary pianist and producer Haim Cotton's "The Music of the Sages" project
Eddy has performed at the renown Symphony Space hall with the legendary pianist and producer Haim Cotton's "The Music of the Sages" project. This project is built of musical compositions of the Jewish sage and Kabbalah teacher Ba'al Sulam, arranged and orchestrated by Haim for a Jazz fusion quintet. This beautiful , eternal music is so transparent that it naturally transcended into the realm of Jazz and shone brightly through the evening. What an inspiring night. The concert is available for viewing on YouTube upon entering the projects' name into the search engine of YouTube. Enjoy!
03.11.11Performance with 2010 Latin Grammy-award winner Fernando Otero's Quintet
Eddy has performed an amazing show at the 92 St Y Tribeca performance space at a double bill of 2010 Latin Grammy-award winner Fernando Otero's Quintet and world renown Sweet Plantain String Quartet. The program included the amazing music by Fernando that creatively fuses Argentinian Tango, Jazz and modern Classical music into a charging and passionate show that kept the audience on their toes till the last note. The two bands also performed few pieces in an intimate impromptu collaboration right before the audience. What a thrill!
12.20.10Live recording for "Working Musician" Video Productions
Eddy has performed at live video recording of another "Working Musician" Video Productions talk show. This time, with the collaborative fusion project with pianist Yayoi Ikawa and drummer John Davis. The trio presented music by Yayoi and Eddy and discussed musical influences of all members of the trio and how they creatively fuse their three completely different cultural backgrounds into a new and fresh sound and musical concept. YouTube clip of Yayoi Ikawa's composition "Universe Within", from that show, is available to watch either at this web site's ALL MEDIA>VIDEO section or on YouTube at Eddy's and "Working Musician" channels. Enjoy!
11.07.10Series of concerts with the world renown violinist Vitali Imereli and Jacob Mayman Quartet between November 7 and 19, 2010
Eddy has performed in an east coast tour of the great saxophonist Jacob Mayman quartet, featuring the world renown Jazz violin virtuoso Vitali Imereli, between November 7 and 19, 2010. Their performances were a Tribute to the great Jazz violin icon Stephane Grappelli, who also was Vitali Imereli's long time mentor and friend. The band also featured the great pianist Antonio Chiacca.
10.17.10New endorsement with EBS Professional Bass Equipment (Sweden) effects
Eddy is now an EBS Professional Bass Equipment (Sweden) effects and Black Label Pedals artist. The EBS Effects and Preamp pedals add new dimensions to a bass sound. Designed specifically for bass players by bass players - but proved great for guitar, keys and other instruments as well - these little stomp boxes will make your sound seriously hip. With EBS experience and technical know-how, they have created this unbeatable range of seriously special effects.
10.02.10Performance with Claudia Eliaza Quartet at The Giving Planet Benefit Concert
Eddy has performed with the great singer Claudia Eliaza and her quartet for the charity organization "The Giving Planet" benefit concert, following Claudia's trip to Kenya with "The Giving Planet" team to contribute her wonderful Music Therapy and Educational skills to help work with kids in need. The concert was a tremendous success and the proceeds will go for the continuation of extension of The Giving Planet charity funds to help kids in need all over the world.
09.05.10Performance with Pauline Jean Quintet @ DUMBO ARTS CENTER
Eddy has performed with the great singer Pauline Jean and her band at DUMBO ARTS CENTER for Tina Y'ess Vogue Project. This was a wonderful event where the band played two sets of music to scenery of paintings by who is who in Haitian arts. The music included Pauline's renditions of Jazz compositions, Haitian RARA music, Reggae and her own originals. The band also performed covers of famous songs, such as Sea Line Woman by Nina Simone and Is This Love by Bob Marley.
08.31.10Live recording for "Working Musician" Video Productions
Eddy has performed, with Karel Ruzicka, Jr. Quartet, for the music TV talk show "Working Musician", hosted by Roger Zee. This program focused on presentation of Karel's music. Clips from the program are available on YouTube under Eddy's, Karel's and "Working Musician" Video Productions' channels. Enjoy!
08.21.10Performance at Davidzon Radio Live Broadcast Jazz Concert Series
Eddy has performed with the great saxophonist Jacob Mayman's quartet at a concert of Davidzon Radio Live Broadcast Jazz Concert Series show that, in addition to being acquired by the audience in the hall, was broadcasted in a live stream worldwide and warmly greeted by millions of people in many countries across the globe.
06.09.10Performance with Jacob Mayman Trio at The Burlington Jazz Festival
Eddy has performed at the prestigious Burlington Jazz Festival in Vermont with the great saxophonist Jacob Mayman's trio. The performance at the open main stage in front of several thousand listeners was warmly accepted with raving applause and critical acclaim. The show was marked as one of the best performances of Burlington Jazz Festival in 2010.
05.16.10Eddy Khaimovich is back at the Carnegie Hall, with Consonance Chamber Ensemble
On May 16th, 2010 Eddy Khaimovich has performed chamber music by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Fan Xiobiang and Hacene Larbi (US Premiere) with the Consonance Chamber Ensemble and other featured soloists and collaborators at the Zankel Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York.
The concert was presented by Harmony for Peace Foundation and alongside Consonance Chamber Ensemble, it included such collaborators, as Sergei Markarov, piano; Yasuko Mitsui, harpsichord; Christopher Ravenscroft, actor; Philip Zawisza, baritone and Yun Hong Zhao, soprano.
03.10.10Eddy Khaimovich with the Manhattan Camerata at the Cultural Center of the Argentinian Consulate General
Eddy Khaimovich has performed with the Manhattan Camerata at the Cultural Center of the Argentinian Consulate General in New York. Manhattan Camerata is a new and innovative chamber ensemble established by two outstanding young composers, guitarist Dr. Pedro Da Silva and pianist Lucia Caruso. The group focuses on performing Baroque, Contemporary and World music, all in one exciting and fascinating program that includes instruments such as Baroque lute, Portuguese guitar, Celesta and Indian Sitar, alongside more standard chamber music instruments, such as grand piano, stringed and wind instruments.
02.25.10New endorsement with DPA Microphones
Eddy is now a DPA Microphones artist. He uses the 4099 DPA condenser microphone for string instruments in order to amplify and record his acoustic bass. He says, "I have never yet found a microphone made for bass, or string instruments, that had so much clarity, warmth, depth and that would reproduce the sound of my bass with such precision, warmth and power". This microphone has a very high feedback threshold, which allows it to be used in diverse musical settings of many styles and genres, soft to loud and still maintains its clarity and fights the feedback. This mic is a state of art, check it out. Thank you, DPA!
02.19.10Eddy Khaimovich Group has performed for the Haiti Earthquake Victims Benefit Gala at the Bulgarian Consulate General
Eddy Khaimovich Group has performed for the Haiti Earthquake Victims Benefit Gala organized by the Bulgarian Consulate General in New York and curated by the great pianist Vlada Yaneva. All proceeds from the concert have been sent directly to the UNICEF and then to Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission.
12.20.09Eddy Khaimovich with The Consonance Chamber Ensemble and Vienna Boys' Choir at the Carnegie Hall
Eddy Khaimovich has performed chamber music with the Consonance Chamber Ensemble and the world renown Vienna Boys' Choir at the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. It was an evening of beautiful choral music!
12.17.09Eddy Khaimovich with Victor Bastidas' "De Paises" Project and special guests at Puppets Jazz Club and Bennet Studios - Pre-New Cd Recording concert!
Eddy has performed with drummer Victor Bastidas' "De Paises" Project and special guests at Puppets Jazz Club. Victor's music explores contemporary harmony, Jazz, Afro-Colombian musical tradition as well, as blends with other South American musical disciplines, leaving lots of space for creative improvisation and self expression. This concert was the group's prelude to the recording of "De Paises" next album, "Canto Choko", the following two days at Bennett Studios in New Jersey.
11.19.09Eddy Khaimovich with The Manhattan Camerata on the Upper West Side in NYC
Eddy Khaimovich has performed with The Manhattan Camerata on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Manhattan Camerata is a new and innovative chamber ensemble established by two outstanding young composers, guitarist Dr. Pedro Da Silva and pianist Lucia Caruso. The group focuses on performing Baroque, Contemporary and World music, all in one exciting and fascinating program that includes instruments such as Baroque lute, Portuguese guitar, Celesta and Indian Sitar, alongside more standard chamber music instruments, such as grand piano, stringed and wind instruments.
10.30.09Eddy Khaimovich with The George Dulin All-Star "Disband" at Smalls
Please, come and join Eddy with the great George Dulin's All-Star "Disband" Large Ensemble at the legendary Smalls Jazz Club in New York. George's music and arrangements are an exciting and fascinating mix of Jazz, Contemporary Music and popular songs. You will hear anything from hard swinging Post-Bop Jazz compositions to an arrangement of Bela Bartok's Music For Strings, Celesta and Percussion, adapted for Jazz octet. Do not miss this unique show!!!
10.10.09Edd Khaimovich with Victor Bastidas "De Paises" Quintet at the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Brooklyn School of Music and Dance
Eddy will be performing with Victor Bastidas "De Paises" Quintet at the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Brooklyn School of Music and Dance. The music of the quintet blends contemporary Jazz harmonies and forms with traditional Afro-Colombian and other South American rhythms and chants. The Hispanic Heritage Festival marks a milestone in the achievements of New York's South American and Hispanic community in multiple art disciplines over the last century. There will be music, visual arts, dance and much, much more!!!
10.03.09Eddy Khaimovich at the Czech Arts Festival in NYC
Please, come and join Eddy with the great Czech-American saxophonist Karel Ruzicka, Jr. Trio at the beautiful Czech Arts Festival on New York City's Upper East Side. Joining Karel Ruzicka, alongside Eddy, will be the great drummer Ross Pederson. The trio will perform originals and fresh renditions of Jazz Standards and American Songbook repertoire selections.
08.20.09Eddy Khaimovich at the Festival of the Americas in Stowe, VT
Please, come and join Eddy with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at the beautiful city of Stowe, VT for the amazing Festival of the Americas for classical orchestral and chamber music.
08.02.09Eddy Khaimovich at Steven Spielberg Fund and CHABA"D for Children of Chernobil Fundraiser Gala
Eddy Khaimovich will be participating in the fundraiser gala-concert organized by Steven Spielberg Fund in collaboration with CHABA"D for Children Fund for the benefit of the victims of nuclear reactor catastrophe in Chernobil, Ukraine. Scheduled to participate, are Steven Spielberg, Leonardo Di Caprio, Nicholas Cage, figure skating star Oksana Bayul, fashion world celebrities and many others. Eddy Khaimovich will be performing with the world renown cellist Borislav Strulev's Chamber Jazz Project.
07.18.09Eddy Khaimovich at the Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley
Please, come and join Eddy with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at the beautiful city of Napa Valley for the amazing Festival Del Sole for classical orchestral and chamber music. Joining the festival will also be the star violinist Sarah Chang!
06.02.09Eddy Khaimovich at The Frederick Loewe's Theater
Please, come and join Eddy with the Manhattan Camerata's debut concert at the great Frederick Loewe's Theater of The New York University. Manhattan Camerata is a new and innovative chamber ensemble established by two outstanding young composers, guitarist Dr. Pedro Da Silva and pianist Lucia Caruso. The group focuses on performing Baroque, Contemporary and World music, all in one exciting and fascinating program that includes instruments such as Baroque lute, Portuguese guitar, Cajon and Indian Sitar, alongside more standard chamber music instruments, such as grand piano, stringed and wind instruments. There are few incredible vocalists joining the group. This unique show will have you wondering!!! Please, look up the itinerary for details and directions to the show.
05.14.09Eddy Khaimovich at The Alice Tully Hall
Please, come and join Eddy with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at the legendary Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, NYC. Please, look up the itinerary for details and directions to the show.
05.07.09New endorsement with Fishman
Eddy is now a Fishman artist. He uses the Fishman Full Circle acoustic bass pick-up and Fishman Platinum Bass-Pro 2 pre-amp and EQ direct box. Fishman's products are amazing and they help tremendously in delivering the real quality of acoustic instruments out to the audience. After getting the Full Circle pick-up and the Platinum Bass-Pro 2 pre-amp, its never been the same again - its a pleasure to work with FIshman products! Thank you FIshman!
03.05.09Eddy Khaimovich at The Town Hall
Please, come and join Eddy with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at the legendary Town Hall in Times Square, NYC. Please, look up the itinerary for details and directions to the show.
02.25.09Eddy Khaimovich Trio at The Flute Gramercy
Come and join Eddy and his trio for an evening of exciting renditions of Jazz Standards and American Songbook selections with some of the most talented young musicians in New York City at one of the more cozy lounges of the hip Gramercy neighborhood in Manhattan. Please, look up the itinerary section for details and directions to the show.
01.15.09Eddy Khaimovich at The Blues Alley South American Music Festival in DC
Eddy Khaimovich has performed with The Sabrina Lastman Quartet at The South American Music Festival at the famed Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, DC. The music of Sabrina Lastman incorporates a mixture of contemporary improvisation, Jazz and the music of Argentina and Uruguay, primarily Tango, Chakarera and Candombe. Joining Sabrina, along with Eddy, are the Tango master Emilio Solla and the legendary Candombe percussionist-extraordinaire Quintino Cinalli.
12.23.08New album "Andarta" is placed among C. Michael Bailey's "Best Releases of 2008" chart in All About Jazz magazine!!!
Roy Assaf/Eddy Khaimovich Quartet's new album "Andarta", featuring the Grammy award winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove, was chosen to be on the C. Michael Bailey's "Best Releases of 2008" chart in All About Jazz magazine.
This debut record of the ensemble was placed on a prestigious chart among records by such amazing legends and Jazz heroes, as Sonny Rollins, Ellis Marsalis, Art Pepper, Uri Caine, Carla Bley, James Moody/Hank Jones, Lee Konitz, Jeff Beck, Enrico Rava/Stefano Bollani, Tim Haggans and Roy Hargrove's own new release. The list goes on.
It is possible to see the chart online, just follow the "related site" link and check back on here soon for more news and info!!!!!
10.10.08Eddy Khaimovich with the Croatian superstar Oliver Dragojevic at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium
Eddy Khaimovich will be performing with the legendary Croatian superstar singer-songwriter Oliver Dragojevic, along such great musicians, as Antonio Sanchez on drums, Jason Lindner on keyboards and Zagreb Soloists chamber ensemble at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The show is sold out.
09.29.08A raving review of the new "Andarta" CD by John Barron of AllAboutJazz.com!!!
An amazing and fascinating review of the new Roy Assaf/Eddy Khaimovich Quartet album "Andarta", with Grammy winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove, was published by John Barron at one of the premier East Coast and online Jazz magazines, All About Jazz in September.
09.23.08The new "Andarta" CD featuring Roy Hargrove is released!!!
The debut album "Andarta" by Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet has finally been released on Origin Records label ( www.origin-records.com ) and is available in stores and on all major online outlets, including Amazon.com, j&r.com, Itunes and many others.
This utterly dynamic and multi-faceted outing includes three compositions by Eddy Khaimovich, two compositions by Roy Assaf and 2 collective Assaf/Khaimovich arrangements of Standard American Songbook tunes. It includes captivating solos by all members including the fantastic multiple Grammy award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Other band members include Ronen Itzik on drums and Robin Verheyen on saxophones.
Please follow the related link to see the amazing review of "Andarta" CD on AllAboutJazz.com.
To purchase "Andarta", go to "links" section on this web site and follow either link to "Origin Records", or "Buy CD".
More updates will follow, so check back soon.
09.10.08Eddy Khaimovich at Carnegie Hall's Weill Auditorium: solo bass and more
Tonight, Eddy Khaimovich will perform at Carnegie Hall's Weill recital hall as part of a tribute concert for Shmuel Tatz, the legendary Body Tuner for artists, dancers and actors, such as Isaac Stern, Aleksandr Barishnikov, Cathleen Turner, Lou Reed, and many more. Eddy will perform solo bass as well, as join other artists of the concert in various ensembles.
07.05.08The new album by Roy Assaf/Eddy Khaimovich Quartet featuring Roy Hargrove, "Andarta", is scheduled for release on Origin Records in September
The long awaited album "Andarta" by Roy Assaf/Eddy Khaimovich Quartet featuring the Grammy-Winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove is finally scheduled for release in September. You can check in at the Origin Records upcoming releases section for more info.
The CD will include music by both band-leaders and original arrangements of American Standard Songbook repertoire.
The full personnel is: - Roy Hargrove, trumpet, - Robin Verheyen, saxophones, - Roy Assaf, piano, - Eddy Khaimovich, double bass, - Ronen Itzik, drums.
Please, check back soon for more info.
06.06.08Eddy Khaimovich at the Avery Fisher Hall with the POA and Tambuco percussion ensemble
Eddy has performed at the Gala concert of Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. The concert also featured the Tambuco percussion ensemble from Mexico. The program included pieces by Eduardo Gamboa (Fanfarria), Jan Jarvlepp (Garbage Concerto), Arturo Marques (Danzon) and Silvestre Revueltas (La Noche de los Maya, based on ancient Mayan rhythms and chants).
The concert was a great success and ended to a long standing ovation. It has been long, if ever, since an ensemble performing at Avery Fisher Hall had all of its audience on their feet, for over 10 minutes, dancing and moving to the music. Check back for more New York performances and tours by POA in the next concert season.
05.26.08The mastering of the upcoming Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet, featuring Roy Hargrove, album "Andarta" is finished
Roy Assaf and Eddy Khaimovich have finished mastering the long awaited upcoming CD "Andarta" - the debut album of Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet that is featuring Grammy-Winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove, alongside two other quartet members Robin Verheyen on saxophones and Ronen Itzik on drums. "Andarta" is expected to be released on the Origin Records label in Fall 2008. Please, check-in back for more updates on that.
04.30.08Eddy Khaimovich at the Blues Alley in Washington DC with Sabrina Lastman Quartet
Eddy had the pleasure of participating in a special concert, supported by Uruguayan consulate in Washington DC. It was a show presented by the talented singer Sabrina Lastman and her quartet, which in addition to Eddy featured Fernando Otero on piano and David Silliman on drums and percussion. It was a program of Sabrina's own compositions, aside of Egberto Gismonti's Aqua e Vinho and an original rendition of Eden Ahbez's Nature Boy. Sabrina's music is a powerful and colorful mix of Jazz, Argentinian tango, Brazilian samba and Uruguayan candombe. Look out for more concerts by that inspiring group!
04.09.08Eddy Khaimovich at the historical Town Hall with POA
Eddy Khaimovich participated in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas concert at the historical Town Hall at Times Square in New York. It was the come-back of the orchestra to that hall, where the ensemble debuted at.
03.16.08Eddy Khaimovich performed with Fred Hersch | Solo, Duo, Trio Program at Carnegie Hall in March, 2008
Eddy Khaimovich performed with the prestigious Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall Professional Training workshop program. This year, it was led by the outstanding legendary pianist Fred Hersch and was called "THE FRED HERSCH WORKSHOP: Solo, Duo, Trio | For Improvising Musicians". It was co-led by other Jazz luminaries Kenny Baron, Ralph Alessi, Jason Moran and Jane Ira Bloom.
This five day extensive workshop concluded with a Gala concert at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Auditorium on March 16, 2008.
11.29.07POA US/Mexico Tour
Eddy Khaimovich has returned from fabulous tour of US and Mexico as a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Americas. That innovative, bright and growing cross-over collective is focusing its activity on combining the pinnacles of classical, contemporary Latin American and Latin Jazz music into a new and completely fresh concept.
In the course of the tour, the group performed major music halls in US and Mexico, such as Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC, Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, TX and Pallacio De Las Bellas Artes, Mexico City, DF, Mexico. Also, together with POA, Eddy performed an outstanding show on Mexico's National TV Broadcast as well, as gave extensive Master Classes to Mexico's young generation of upcoming talented musicians.
The tour concluded in Washington, DC with a grand reception at the White House by President Bush and his family.
07.30.07Eddy Khaimovich Group Tour of Israel
Eddy Khaimovich has successfully led his own group through an all-Israel tour to full houses and burning ovations, including performances in major Jazz venues, such as Mileston and The Castle jazz clubs. The group, consisting of Israeli musicians living in New York Uri Gurvich, Dekel Bor and local Israeli drummer Roi Oliel performed marvelously.
In addition to his own group performances, Eddy has performed all over Israel as a sideman member of The Julia Feldman Group and The Dekel Bor Trio including Jazz clubs, such as Artel and Shablool.
06.12.07Eddy Khaimovich at the Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the POA, featuring Paquito D'Rivera
Eddy performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and Paquito D'Rivera at the Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert was a blast! The group performed Paquito's compositions Fantasias Messiaenicas (dedicated to Olivier Messiaen and based on his "Quartet to the End of the World") and Memories (Danzon).
04.22.07Benefit concert for the "Nachlat Zion" Congregation in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Eddy Khaimovich was part of an amazing event. Congregation "Nachlat Zion" in Brooklyn, NY is a growing Jewish community that reaches out to a lot of Jewish people in their area and beyond and brings light and meaning to their spiritual life. The community works hard to make every member feel connected to his/her Jewish roots and identity by knowing the tradition and feeling it closer to their hearts. This concert is a fund raising event to help the congregation continue to reach out for all those who need it - and that is a lot of people.
Top-notch cast of Israeli and Jewish Jazz musicians of New York have kindly agreed to participate in this benefit event. On May 5th, 2007 - the Lag Ba Omer night (33rd Night of Jewish month Omer) - these outstanding musicians performed a concert of original compositions in the hall of the congregation, whereas a slide show of Israel and Lag Ba Omer related pictures were displayed in the background. That was a blast!
I am looking forward to that event and hope to see you all there,
P.S. You can find all details about this event in my "itinerary" section of the site.
03.26.07Andarta: the upcoming debut album of The Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet, featuring Roy Hargrove
Roy Assaf and Eddy Khaimovich have just finished mixing their new album that features Grammy-Winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove and is called "Andarta". The CD includes compositions by Eddy Khaimovich and Roy Assaf as well as some arrangements of well known standards. Belgian saxophone player Robin Verheyen and Israeli drummer Ronen Itzik are concluding the personnel on the record. Please, check back soon for more updates on that.
01.27.05New endorsement with Acoustic Image Amplification
Eddy Khaimovich is now an Acoustic Image Amplification artist. He uses The New Yorker bass combo amp head/cabinet and Ten2 bass combo cabinet with "cabrio" docking system and removable amp head. The clarity with which these amps reproduce the natural sound of the bass and other instruments is simply impeccable, beyond what any words could describe. Its an amazing experience playing through these lightweight and compact, yet powerful and warm sounding amps. Thank you so much, Rick!!!