“Listening to the Amos Hoffman and Noam Lemish Quartet, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported to a musically intoxicating Garden of Eden” – The WholeNote
The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally renowned guitar & oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist and composer. For years, Amos and Noam have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs. The quartet’s lyrical and vibrant reimaginings of these beloved melodies have been captivating audiences all across North America.
Hoffman and Lemish, both of whom have roots in Israel but have spent much of their adult life in North America. Together they create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant sonorities, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements. The renditions are simultaneously faithful to the songs’ origins and rooted in the African-American and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions. The result is a joyous, uplifting celebration, texturally rich music, filled with groove, lyrical melodies and outstanding solos.
Amos Hoffman Guitar & Oud
Noam Lemish Piano
Justin Gray Double Bass
Derek Gray Drums & Percussion