Tevet Sela Quartet featuring John Roney (Montreal)

May 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


“An intriguing concert for all who love innovative and exciting jazz … Tevet Sela Quartet presents an intelligent and skillful mix of classical harmonies with a Kleizmer influence and North-African rhythms… ” - Time Out Magazine

Tevet Sela is a Montreal-based saxophonist and composer of Israeli origin. In his repertoire, Tevet weaves Jazz with elements of Klezmer, African and Middle Eastern music.

He started his professional musical career while he was in his teens and began to compose and perform frequently. He became a much sought-after session player, playing at house bands of popular Israeli television shows as well as contributing his unique sound to many albums, TV and film soundtracks. Among these albums, Tevet played on the multi-platinum ‘’Idan Raichel Project’’ album.

Tevet, a graduate of the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of Arts, has toured in France and the Netherlands as its big band featured soloist. He was featured in an international UNICEF benefit concert that was broadcasted from the Netherlands to 35 countries and that featured artists such as David Bowie, Youssou N’dour, Al Jarreau.

In addition, Tevet holds a diploma in music education, and won several scholarships and grants from the America-Israel cultural fund and the Canada council for the arts. The 4 albums Tevet released as a leader: ‘’Tevet Sela’’, ‘’Coming True’’, ‘’Jazz Flute’’ and ‘’Lying Sun’’, are frequently played by radio stations such as the BBC, CBC (Radio-Canada), Israeli radio, Jazz.fm and many more.

Tevet Sela – alto saxophone
John Roney – piano
Ross Macintyre – bass
Mark Kelso – drums

Here is the Tevet Sela Quartet featuring Yotam Silberstein in Montreal.