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Common Bond

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Common Bond Band

       Omer Rizi                      Zur Ben Zeev         Sharon Laloum            Roni Zadik                Chen Meir              Kobi Shefi

Common Bond is one of  Israel's leading music group. 
It is an ensemble of five instrumentalists and  a vocalist featuring original new style music - written and arranged especially for this ensemble by its founder "Acum" winner award for original music  2014 , Kobi Shefi.

 

The members of the ensemble come from a wide range of musical backgrounds: from Classical music through Rock & Jazz to Ethnic music. Each figure contributes his own style and experience. Common Bond features a rich, warm and unique sound.

Common Bond’s offers the project  "Ancient song of nature"– which is inspired by motives from the Balkan, the Middle-East and west Africa.

 

"Revival" – a  unique sound that combines motives from classic muzic,  blues, rock and jazz. With the great sound of the vocalist. this program brings up a new fresh sound, a rare exciting combination of a familiar sound combined with a new style. Common Bond’s shows is hot, energetic and versatile. They  can be described as a journey through an intricate web of musical styles, uniting on stage to form a warm and homogenous picture of a pure love for music.


Since the ensemble was founded Common bond has performed in all important jazz festivals, venues and clubs in Israel, as well as participated in major festivals in the world- in Canada, Europe, and  South Africa. 
Common bond released its third album , with the support of the music department - the Ministry of Culture and Sports. 

Common Bond Major Performances

Singer festival Warsaw Poland | Silesian Jazz Festival Katowice Poland | Ottawa international jazz festival | Canada Anniversaries De Quebec - Canada 400 | Kultfest Rovinj - Croatia | Summer nights Belgrade – Serbia | Joy of Jazz festival – Johannesburg – South Africa | Limasol world music festival – Cyprus | Red sea Jazz festival – Israel | Jazzkaar Estonia – Tallinn | Ruska swing Jazz festival – Finland | Kaunas International Jazz festival – Lithuania | Prague Rock Café - Czech republic | Israel Golan Blues festival | Israel Tel- Aviv Black&Blues Festival 

Current Common bond's members:

Kobi Shefi
Guitar, composition and arrangement.

Born in 1960 in Israel. He studied guitar with Gil Dor, and finished music studies at the "Remon Jazz and Contemporary Music" school. Since he finished his studies, Kobi has been fully engaged in music - he founded and played in several bands such as "Nofat", "Parfar", "Trialog", "Sixties in Talk" and "Neshum HaTafoz".

 

Kobi appeared at the leading festivals in Israel such as the Red Sea Festival, the Film and Videotape Jazz Festival at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, the Israel Festival, the Klezmer Festival in Safed and the Haifa Festival and played in the Tel Aviv Museum's jazz series with Paul Bley. Abroad he performed with Common Bond - at the "Kaunos" festival in Lithuania, at the "Jazzkar" festival in Estonia, and at the "Roska Swing" festival in Lapland. Kobi recorded three records as a player and composer, together with Harold Rubin, Leszek Zadlo and Yigal Poni.

 

He wrote music for plays and even performed at the suitcase festival in Bulgaria.In 1998 he initiated and founded Common Bond. Since then he has been leading the group as a writer, arranger and player. Kobi directs a music major at a high school and writes music for various TV channels.

 

Roni Zadik
Drums and percussion.

Born in 1961 in Israel. He served in the army in the air force orchestra, and after his release he went to study in the United States where he won a scholarship to study music at Berkley College of Music. Roni stayed in the United States for 5 years, where he played and recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami with artists such as the Mendos brothers, Abraham Loviel, Brandon Fields, Kit Jones, Scio Bunz, Lilo Fedida and more.

In 1992 he returned to Israel and played with Shalom Hanoch, Ricky Gal, Nurit Galron, Miki Gabrielov, Mati Caspi, and also played for two years on tour abroad with Ofra Haza and later with Mayra Asher at festivals in Europe.Roni played and plays at various festivals including the Monterey Festival in Switzerland, the Trans Brain Festival, the Red Sea Festival in Eilat and more, as well as playing in various plays and productions.

In 2000 he founded a school for drumming and chapter studies in Kfar Saba

 

Omer Rizi 
Keyboards.

Born in Be'er Sheva in 1982, a classical piano student of Mrs. Fania Eisenberg. Bachelor's degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music in multidisciplinary Performance as a jazz pianist, and at the end of his graduate studies in composition.

Student of Slava Ganelin and Nachum Perferkovic in jazz piano, and classical piano Zcharia Plavin.

 

Omer Founded and plays in several groups: Fullbite (an urban jazz trio) – Original composition | Jazz and Roll- jazz interpretations to rock and pop songs - Original arrangements by Omer | The P Project.

 

Pianist / Keyboardist of: Sarah Benasouli , Maya Pennington , Barak Hanoch , The Doo-Wop Girls, Assaf Levy, Chen Zimbalista, Roy Young, Arik Livnat, Ella Tadmor .

 

Participated in known jazz festivals -Tel Aviv Jazz , Jazz Globus and appears in several productions abroad .

Omer is also a musical director of important events in Israel, and a jazz piano teacher in various musical institutions.


Chen Meir
Percussionist.

Born in 1980 in Israel. He studied with Roni Tsadik, David Rich, then continued his studies in Africa with Sabola Bangura, Sammy Keita and in Cuba with Freddy Martinez and Barbo Valdez. Played and collaborated in Israel with Yehoram Gaon, Miri Mesika, Shlomi Shabat, collaborated with groups abroad Kabko, Volkata, Herman Olivera, Manu Gallo, Willy Torres, Panky Vazquez, Maria de Broz and more.... Chen teaches percussion and drums At the municipal conservatory in Herzliya.

 

Tzur Ben-Zev

Music producer, composer, arranger, double bass and bass guitar player.

Music teacher for 25 years, born in 1961 in Israel.

Graduated from Manhattan school of music; Plays classical, jazz, pop and world music, in Israel and around the world. At festivals such as "Motrey" in Switzerland, Peter Gabriel's "Wemed" in Hamburg, Germany, "Bembershot" in Seattle, Washington, "Japan Music Festival", "Istanbul Music Festival" in Turkey, in Beijing - China, South Korea, and more...was Ofra Haza musical director and her bass player on her world wide tour. 

 

Participant in the band "Shem Tov Levi Ensemble" the albums "Tahana Ruh" and "Ben Adama" and in shows*Participated in a band with Yair Dalal-Oud, Erez Monk-percussion, Eli Benakot-Ivy in a new album and shows*

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