Tel Aviv Highlights: February 2013
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
(February 21st - 24th, Cinematheque Tel Aviv)
This is the 23rd annual Tel Aviv Jazz festival and it has become an exciting experience for both jazz musicians and jazz fans. Well known international jazz musicians will be performing, alongside Israeli musicians. Amongst the international musicians participating this year are: American jazz vocalist Mary Stallings, baritone musician Ronnie Cuber, the famous bass player Henry Grimes, the pianist Dimitar Bodurov and the shawm player Theodosii Spassov, the famous trumpeter and percussionist Jerry Gonzalez, clarinet player Oran Etkin and balafon player Balla Kouyate.
KY-Mani Marley Concert
(February 20th, Barby, Tel Aviv)
The Jamaican reggae musician and son of Bob Marley, KY-Mani Marley, will be performing in Israel in February 2013. KY-Mani's debut album "Like Father Like Son" came out in 1996 and he has released five more albums since then. His sixth album New Heights came out in 2012 and is considered to be a mix of urban hip-hop and reggae fusion.
(February 23rd - 24th)
Purim is a Jewish holiday that's based on the book of Esther, in which the Jews were saved from genocide, planned by Haman, in the Persian empire. On this day the Jewish people dress up in costumes, give each other food as gifts, eat cookies shaped as Haman's ears and give charity to the poor. Another custome is reading the book of Esther in the evening and during the day.
Balkan Beat Box Concert
(February 14th, Barby, Tel Aviv)
One of the most internationally successful Israeli ensemble out there these days. The ensemble released their Mediterranean-influenced debut album in 2005, which was successful world wide. Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat are the founders of the group, and Tomer Yosef is the third official member. The group often collaborates with other musicians. Their fourth album "Give" was released in 2012.
A ticket for the show costs between 129 - 149 ILS.
Saucony Half Marathon
(February 15th, Yarkon Park/Joshua Gardens)
The runners are expected to arrive at 6:30 in the morning, while the half marathon is expected to start at 8:00 a.m. The race has three heats: the first heat is half a marathon (21.1 km), the second heat is 5 km (it will start at 8:30 a.m.) and the third heat is 10 km (it will start at 9:00 a.m.). There will be a ceremony at the end, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. The participation in the half marathon costs 90 - 160 ILS, depending on the date and shirt, the 5 km costs 60 - 130 ILS and the 10 km costs 70 - 140 ILS.
For more information contact Vital Hotel Tel Aviv now.