CLEVELAND: One of the world’s top jazz artists will help
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) announce the
lineup for this summer’s 41st annual Tri-C
JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank.
Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri heads a quartet
performing at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Nighttown,
located at 12383 Cedar Road in Cleveland. The JazzFest lineup
announcement will take place at 7:30 p.m. when doors open to the
Nine sizzling shows will make up this year’s festival, scheduled
for June 25-27 at Playhouse Square. The lineup announcement
party is co-produced by Tri-C and Nighttown.
“Nighttown is a second home to us at JazzFest,” said
Terri Pontremoli, festival director. “We love announcing our
lineup in a music mecca that keeps the jazz fires burning in
Cleveland all year long.”
Degibri has recorded and performed extensively since the
mid-1990s with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Al Foster,
building a well-earned reputation for charisma and soul.
JazzTimes called him “an exceptionally melodic improviser
with a big, bold tenor tone.”
As one of Israel’s most well-known and respected jazz artists,
Degibri joined a cast of living legends at the White House in
2016 for the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert.
The quartet Degibri brings to Cleveland includes three young and
promising Israeli musicians: award-winning pianist Tom Oren,
bassist Alon Near and drummer Eviatar Slivnik. The
group will play music from Degibri’s recent release Soul
Station — a tribute to the late, great Hank Mobley.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at
www.nighttowncleveland.club or by calling 216-795-0550.
Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the
The lineup announcement party featuring Degibri kicks off a
series of events and community concerts leading up this summer’s
festival, which promises to draw tens of thousands of music
lovers downtown. Visit
www.tri-cjazzfest.com to learn more.
Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is presented by KeyBank and made
possible by Cuyahoga Community College,
the National Endowment for
the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council,
Strassman Insurance Services Inc. and a growing list of donors