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Wed, Aug 30


Merrimans' Playhouse

Yoron Israel

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Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA

About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is estimate.

In addition to Yoron Israel’s latest recording "New Dreams,” he has produced other fine works such as "This Moment," "Visions - The Music of Stevie Wonder," "Basic Training - Celebrating John Coltrane," and "A Gift For You," among others. All feature Yoron's prolific drumming style, along with his refined compositions, and arrangements. As Jack Dejohnette quotes, "Yoron Israel is a drummer who has excellent taste. He has a sense of direction and a feeling of joy in his drumming, compositions, and arrangements. Yoron Israel is an important voice you should listen to."

On March 4, 2023, we are presenting Jazz In the Sanctuary in Easton, MA. This exciting evening of world-class music for all ages will feature internationally acclaimed Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/Arranger/Band Leader/Educator/ Recording Artist /Artistic Director Yoron Israel and High Standards, featuring vocalist Nichelle Mungo, a three-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo, and multi-year recipient of "Best Artist" Award by New England Urban Music Awards, along with saxophonist/flutist Chuck Langford, guitarist Tyrone Chase, pianist Laszlo Gardony, and bassist Henry Lugo. Musical selections will include new compositions planned for the group's upcoming recording. These outstanding musicians will be part of this upcoming tour.

Over the last three decades, Yoron Israel has been featured on over 300 recordings as an accompanist and has toured nationally and internationally with some of the most prolific artists in history, including Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Abbey Lincoln, Tony Bennett, Ahmad Jamal, Art Farmer, Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Larry Coryell, Jimmy Heath, Pharaoh Sanders, David "Fathead" Newman, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, James Williams among countless others.

As an educator, Mr. Israel serves as Chair and Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music. as such, he will be reaching out to area universities and high schools to conduct promotional clinics, workshops, and master classes.

Yoron Israel is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Sonor Drums, Gator Cases, Prologix Practice Pads, Vic Firth Sticks, Mallets, and Brushes.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023 season). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons).

The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.


  • General

    $10 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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