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The Modiin Autumn Music Festival Saturday night
Nov 19, 2016

The JP Big Band closes the annual Modiin music festival with a program of swing, latin jazz and tribute to Stevie Wonder- 40 years since the release of
Songs in the Key of Life 

Jan 29, 2017

The JP Big Band at the Mizmor School of Contemporary Music Givat Washington

The monthly Jazz Discovery Series

Rehearsals every Sunday night 21-23:30 in Maccabim

Stop by and catch live jazz in the making!













The JP Big Band, established in 2003, and led by Eli Benacot; is an all-volunteer group of serious jazz musicians based in Modiin, Israel.   The ensemble has a book of over 300 numbers from Basie and Ellington to  Mintzer and Baylock from swing to funk to hot Latin numbers.  What makes the band unique is our book of almost 100 numbers of Israeli standards with wonderful large jazz ensemble arrangements by Eli - Wilenski, Rechter, Moher, Krauss and in 2012, the wonderful program of Brasilian music with words translated into Hebrew by Ehud Manor - ארץ טרופית יפה

The band appears regularly with it's girl singers - Danielle Rubin and Noa Anava.


Danielle performing with the band at Wix Auditorim - Weizmann Institute, April 2015.

The band is sponsored by Software Associatesl and the city of Modiin