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May 18, 2017

Translator’s Note Released Worldwide

After being released in Japan and South Africa earlier this year, Translator's Note, Oded's second album on Enja Records, is now available worldwide. Find the album on iTunes or Amazon.

February 5, 2017

Oded Tzur Quartet: Single Mother

Watch the first video of Oded's new album, Translator's Note. The album will be out later this year on Enja Records, but the opening track is released today in celebration the quartet's upcoming Winter tour. For more details and dates please visit the shows section.

From Oded's Blog

February 7, 2016
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Bela Discovers Overtone Singing

Today on Bela Discovers we will learn that a singer can sing two notes at the same time. Or rather, that we are all singing many notes at the same time, but some of us have learned to make those […]

February 6, 2016
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Bela Discovers Min Xiao-Fen

Today on Bela Discovers we will explore the truly hypnotizing musicianship of Min Xiao-Fen. I first heard about her from a mutual friend in The Netherlands, and going to see her concert was one of the first things I did […]

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Details
24 Aug 2017 | 8:00pm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Savassi Festival Oded Tzur Quartet
25 Aug 2017 | 8:00pm Belo Horizonte, Brazil Savassi Festival Oded Tzur Quartet
26 Aug 2017 | 8:00pm Belo Horizonte, Brazil Savassi Festival Oded Tzur Quartet
9 Oct 2017 | 8:15pm Baden, Switzerland Isebähnli Oded Tzur Quartet
10 Oct 2017 | 8:00pm Hamburg, Germany Jazz Federation Oded Tzur Quartet
11 Oct 2017 | 9:00pm Berlin, Germany A-Trane Oded Tzur Quartet
13 Oct 2017 | 8:30pm Rotterdam, Netherlands Lantaren Venster Oded Tzur Quartet
14 Oct 2017 | 8:15pm Brussels, Belgium Flagey Oded Tzur Quartet
15 Oct 2017 | 8:00pm London, United Kingdom Vortex Oded Tzur Quartet
2 Dec 2017 | 8:00pm Edmonton, Canada Yardbird Suite Oded Tzur Quartet
May 18, 2017

Translator’s Note Released Worldwide

After being released in Japan and South Africa earlier this year, Translator's Note, Oded's second album on Enja Records, is now available worldwide. Find the album on iTunes or Amazon.

February 5, 2017

Oded Tzur Quartet: Single Mother

Watch the first video of Oded's new album, Translator's Note. The album will be out later this year on Enja Records, but the opening track is released today in celebration the quartet's upcoming Winter tour. For more details and dates please visit the shows section.

January 30, 2017
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Winter 2017 Tour: Israel, Netherlands, Germany, Russia

The quartet is back on the road this February with shows at the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv, Ra'anana, Tilburg, Leipzig, Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk. Tickets to the Russian shows can be purchased here.

The tour celebrates the release of Single Mother - a new video project featuring a collaboration with photographer Adrien H. Tillmann. The Video will be published on February 5: watch the first trailer here.

September 2, 2016
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Fall 2016 Tour

The quartet will return to Europe this Fall for 9 concerts in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and France, including two nights at the Duc Des Lombards in Paris. These concerts will showcase the music of the quartet's upcoming album, "Translator's Note", which will be released in 2017 on Enja Records.

The album is both a departure from and a continuance of Like a Great River, the quartet's debut, which was released in 2015 and reviewed on Radio France, German National Radio, Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Thing (Germany), CD Journal (Japan) and more.

September 2, 2016

Story #6

I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who had been together for 2 years. To celebrate their anniversary, they took a trip to Chand Baori, the famous stepwell in Northern India. “In this structure”, explained their […]

February 7, 2016
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Bela Discovers Overtone Singing

Today on Bela Discovers we will learn that a singer can sing two notes at the same time. Or rather, that we are all singing many notes at the same time, but some of us have learned to make those […]

February 6, 2016
Min-Xiao-Fen-pressphoto105_0

Bela Discovers Min Xiao-Fen

Today on Bela Discovers we will explore the truly hypnotizing musicianship of Min Xiao-Fen. I first heard about her from a mutual friend in The Netherlands, and going to see her concert was one of the first things I did […]

January 18, 2016
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Downbeat Magazine

Tzur has been working on incorporating the depth and authenticity of Indian classical music into his own compositions for over a decade now. Last month's issue of Downbeat Magazine included a review of the album, focusing on this very issue.

January 17, 2016
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BMW Jazz Award

The Oded Tzur Quartet was invited to participate in one of Europe's most prestigious Jazz competitions, the BMW-Welt Jazz Award. The contestants are chosen through a blindfold test by a select jury.

January 16, 2016
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Bela Discovers Kishori Amonkar

Today on Bela discovers we will experience the haunting mastery of Kishori Amonkar. When I were in school I got to hear a lot of stories about this extraordinary singer. Some say she can show up so late to a concert, the audience […]

January 15, 2016
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Bela Discovers Gypsy Music from the Balkans

Today on Bela Discovers we will delve a little bit into the roots of gypsy music in the Balkans. What has always been so special to me about these musicians is that there is an ever present feeling of freedom in […]

January 14, 2016
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Bela Discovers the World of Tabla

Today on Bela Discovers, we will visit the vast and extraordinary world of Tabla – and we will do so by examining just one short video. Traditionally, tabla schools (or Gharanas as they are called in India) are very seclusive. Knowledge […]

January 13, 2016
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Bela Discovers Méditation (Thaïs)

Today on Bela Discovers we will experience different interpretations to the piece “Meditation” by French composer Jules Massenet. In European classical music there is a “marriage” of sorts between the composition and the performance. Important pieces have so many performances, so […]

January 12, 2016
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Bela Discovers Erdal Erzincan

On this very first episode of Bela Discovers we will visit the music of Erdal Erzincan. He is one of my favorite musicians in the world the father of a technique called “Selpe”. The Saz, also known as Baglama, used […]

October 5, 2015

Like a Great River Official Video

This is the newest video introducing the Oded Tzur Quartet and its debut album, Like a Great River. In addition to featuring two full tracks (Child's Dance and Warrior Elephants Flying in the Moonlight) as its soundtrack, this video attempts to shed light on the concept and motivations behind the band's music. Learn more about the album and listen to Tzurkauns live from the studio here.

July 11, 2015

Story #5

I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who had been together for one year. To celebrate their anniversary, they went out to Columbus Circle and sat under the silver globe. Suddenly, a dragonfly came down from […]

July 1, 2015
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Rave Reviews for Like a Great River

In the few months since its release, Like a Great River has won exceptional acclaim from journalists and audiences around the world. Radio France, referring to the album as "a discovery", featured it on the front and end of its Jazz program. Jazz Magazines such as Jazz Thing (Germany) and Concerto (Austria) raved about its melodic beauty and announced Tzur's entrance to the international Jazz scene as a musical storyteller. These photos are from a review of the quartet's live concert in Brussels by Jazzques (Belgium), where Jacques Prouvost writes: "The audience remains in suspense and hardly dares applaud, not to break the magic of the moment."

April 5, 2015

Story #4

I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who celebrated Valentine’s Day. As they went out of the subway in the West Village, they saw the Empire State Building all lit up in red, beaming in steady […]

January 24, 2015

Story #3

I’ve heard that once upon a time there was a lion whose lioness was far away. As his thoughts wondered in longing, he remembered that distant night when he explained to his father how to keep something you’ve found in […]

January 24, 2015

Story #2

I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who had been dating for 4 months. To celebrate their anniversary, they took a trip to the north pole, where they met a penguin who was unfamiliar with the […]

January 20, 2015

Story #1

I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who had been dating for 6 months. To celebrate their anniversary, they went out to have the best sake in Koreatown. When the waiter poured the wine, a jinni […]

January 16, 2015
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How to present the first note

Beginnings are always meaningful. From every experience, my teacher Gersh Geller once said, we remember the beginning and the end most clearly. I will never forget the hours he and I spent on refining just one note – the beginning of […]

January 16, 2015
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Debut Album on Enja Records

Like a Great River, Oded’s first album with his New York quartet, will be released on the prestigious German label Enja Records. Since its creation in 2012, this ensemble with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz has performed at various venues throughout New York City. Its unique commitment to the melodic architecture of Indian classical music, as well as the spirit of a Jazz quartet, has invoked a great deal of global interest and acclaim. Watch their first video, taken on the recording day at Avatar Studios in New York.

Watch Tzurkauns from the recording studio