Eli Degibri

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Bio

The internationally recognized saxophonist-composer-bandleader, Eli Degibri, possesses many gifts as a musician. He boasts a seemingly bottomless fount of artistry as a composer and a band leader, and is a recipient of the honorary Israeli "Prime Minister Award for Jazz Composition", recognizing his great talent as a melodic composer, and the "Landau Award for Jazz Performance", recognizing his achievement as a remarkable band leader.

Known for his charismatic performances, Degibri has recorded and performed extensively since the mid-1990s. He has been called, "an exceptionally melodic improviser with a big, bold tenor tone" (Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes), and "a bewitching fellow who shows impressive chops, as both a player and a composer." (Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer). Jazz icon Herbie Hancock added that Degibri is, "a very talented composer, arranger, and performer", one who's music, "treads uncharted waters", and that the saxophonist-composer, "has the potential to be a formidable force in the evolution of jazz."

Degibri’s gifts, his immense talents, were earned, molded and burnished from sharing stages as an integral member of legendary pianist Herbie Hancock’s sextet (1999-2002) and legendary drummer Al Foster’s band (2002-2011), and leading bands consisting of musicians Aaron Goldberg, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard, Kevin Hays, Gary Versace, and Obed Calvaire, resulting in seven critically-acclaimed recordings under his name.

Eli Degibri
Performance Schedule

Saturday, September 23rd
Century Center (on the island)
8:30pm
Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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