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Yogev Shetrit



Biography

Yogev Shetrit was born in 1978. A professional drummer, performer, composer and music teacher for the past 18 years. In 2015, Shetrit established his band, with the goal of playing his own compositions. The band performed in jazz clubs in Israel and Europe.

In February 2016, Shetrit recorded his first studio album as a bandleader and composer. The album, entitled "New Path", was launched in September 2016 and since then, the Yogev Shetrit trio has been performing across Israel and abroad. In February 2017, the trio played at “Shaon Horef” Festival in Jerusalem. In March 2017, the trio played at the International Jazz Festival in Guatemala, including two concerts and four workshops. The trio was selected to represent Israel at the Kazakhstan Expo between 16-21 July 2017 for three concerts. In September 2017, the Shetrit trio represent Israel on a tour of India which included four concerts and one workshop: A concert at the 7th International Delhi Jazz Festival, a concert in Guwahati at the District Library auditorium, a concert and workshop in the Aizawl 1st International Jazz Festival and a concert in Shillong at the U Soso Tham Auditorium.

In January 2018, the Shetrit trio represent Israel on a tour of Miami, with two concerts, at “La Chat Noir” and at “Black Box”, and one workshop at the Florida International University. The trio also performed at the Panama Jazz Festival, playing four concerts and two workshops. It performed in Costa Rica in two concerts at “El Sotano” and three workshops: Universidad Nacional, Universidad CR, Centro Nacional De la Música.

February 2018, they performed at the International Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel. In March 2018 the trio performed at the Bishkek Jazz Festival in Kyrgyzstan and at the Almaty Jazz Festival in Kazakhstan. In April 2018, the trio represented Israel at the Tashkent Jazz Festival in Uzbekistan.In December they represented Israel in Moscow; IGIMO University and at the Igor Butman Jazz Club.
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The album “New Path” contains 11 instrumental pieces composed, arranged and produced by Shetrit, who plays drums and percussion. He elegantly fuses traditional North African music, Gnawa, Andalusian music from his Moroccan heritage, along with contemporary jazz, Jewish and Mediterranean music. His funk and Drum & Bass influences are also evident on some of the tracks.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/18/2019: Yogev Shetrit

Yogev Shetrit was born in 1978 and has been a professional drummer, performer, composer, and music teacher for the past 18 years. In 2015, Shetrit established his band with the goal of playing his own compositions. The band has performed in jazz clubs in Israel and Europe.

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