Pilpel [ Peel-Pel]
A Hebrew word meaning pepper, also used as a verb in the context of adding character or life, To enrich, to enliven, to energize, to spice up.
Pilpel is a group of Israeli musicians with versatile musical backgrounds, coming together to celebrate our musical heritage. All born and raised in various places around Israel, we came to New York to follow and enhance our musical careers, which are mainly centered in the jazz world. Since our arrival in NY, we have performed in various configurations quite extensively throughout the tri-state area as well as touring the USA and Canada. We represent a newer generation in Israeli and Jewish music.
Pilpel's focus is on presenting artistic performances that takes the listener through the various facets and stories of Israeli music. The performances are an exciting and dynamic experience.
The performances can be formatted in different ways :
- 1. As an artistic performance that takes the listeners through stories and songs central to the development of Israeli music.
- 2. As an educational workshop that includes the musical performance, but is enhanced with explanations and student participation in various ways.
Please click on programs tab to see further details All band members also have extensive experience as educators in the areas of music as well as Jewish education.
The members of Pilpel are:
- Idan Santhaus
- Oren Neiman
- Koby Hayon - Koby's Bio
Koby Hayon was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. In 1999, Koby moved to Tel-Aviv to pursue his musical career, and played as a jazz guitar player in many different groups in venues throughout Israel . In 2001, Hayon moved to the United States, where he earned his BM in Jazz Studies at SUNY Purchase.
In Hayon's compositions, he fuses his heritage with his vast musical training by writing materials influenced by classic Israeli songs in a jazz setting. This combines two of the many facets of Hayon's musicality: a cultural legacy along with his malleable and innovative jazz technique.
Koby is proud to introduce his debut album "Gemini", which was recently released.
- Nadav Snir
Pilpel is working now on a new album, to be recorded in 2010.
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