Eyal Hai – Alto Sax, Arrangments
Growing up in Israel Eyal has played with many different se]ngs including the famous israeli funk band “Portrait”, and the Tel-Aviv big band. A`er winning in the “Jazz Player of the Year” compeHHon, Eyal has decided to move to the U.S and pursue his musical career. It was at Berklee where Eyal was mentored by the Grammy Award Winner Danilo Perez, who later invited Eyal to play with his group. During his Hme in the U.S Eyal has already played in some of the biggest Jazz Venues such Blue Note (NY), Dizzy’s Jazz club (NY), Yoshi’s (CA), Kuumbwa (CA), Panama Jazz FesHval, Scullers (MA), Regatabar (MA), Beehive (MA) and many others.
In the last two years, Eyal has been working on his solo Album which is about to be released in the summer of 2014, as well as forming the band The Side Project and playing saxophone as a sideman in several different groups
Hailey Niswanger – Soprano Sax.
Niswanger graduated in December of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, on a full scholarship. She has shared the stage with many notable jazz arHsts including, Esperanza Spalding, DeeDee Bridgewater, and Wynton Marsalis From 2009 through 2012, Hailey was the alto saxophonist in the internaHonally renowned ensemble the Either/Orchestra. Most recently, she was a part of Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society, traveling around the United States, Europe and Asia.
Arnan Raz – Tenor Saxophone
As a high school student, Arnan already played with some of the top Israeli singers such as Ma] Caspi and David Daor. During his Academic Studies, Arnan has already been playing in presHgious and internaHonal fesHvals such as: The Red Sea Jazz FesHval (2008), Globus Jazz FesHval in Jerusalem (2009), and numerous others. Currently Arnan Raz is living in New York City, performing with his group as well as different groups as a leader and as a sideman. He is taking part in the presHgious “Jazz at Lincoln Center” program for early music educaHon called WeBop.
Eden Bareket – Baritone Saxophone
Ever since his childhood Eden Bareket was always drawn to music.
A`er picking up the alto sax at age 9, he ulHmately switched to the Baritone sax, finding it more versaHle and challenging. Ever since Eden has grown to be Israel’s leading Baritone sax player. Eden moved to NYC in 2013, he is currently playing in various bands, composing and arranging his own music and keeps on exploring his instrument.
Jose Andrés Marquez – Drums
I am a drummer with a classical percussion degree and a presidenHal scholarship recipient graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Filmscoring & Performance. I live in NYC and I channel all of my efforts and capabiliHes only for art. I have commiYed myself, and encourage others, to never stop dreaming, never stop wondering, for a beYer world awaits us beyond what we can see.