Ester Rada

Ester Rada

 
Ester Rada

Tuesday, June 17, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Ester Rada
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Ester Rada

Ester Rada is a stimulating young singer and songwriter with a unique cross-cultural approach that reflects her Ethiopian heritage and Israeli upbringing, while embracing the influence of American soul icons like Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Combining R&B, Ethio-Jazz, reggae and classic funk, Rada’s music is a truly global stew that has earned her critical raves and performances around the world, including an opening tour slot for R&B queen Alicia Keys, who has become one of Rada’s most outspoken champions. Her debut EP, Life Happens, was produced by Israeli tastemakers Sabbo and Kuti, and is a triumphant document of the joy and escape through music that led Rada to transcend her early life on the rough streets of Tel Aviv. For her SFJAZZ debut, Ester Rada will perform music from Life Happens and Ester Rada, her brand new full-length release, weaving a spell of multi-cultural grooves wrapped in sweet soul.

Artist Personnel

Ester Rada vocals
Gal Dahan saxophone
Maayan Milo trombone
Inon Peretz trumpet
Ben Hoze guitar
Lior Romano keyboards
Michael Guy bass
Dan Mayo drums

Artist Website

"What’s the likelihood that an Ethiopian-born Israeli singer would have internalized old-school American soul, funk and jazz to the point where she could pass for a star in any of those styles? Ester Rada is exactly that. " — New York Music Daily
"She is amazing! " — Alicia Keys

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