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Saxophonist Daniel Zamir Plays at MJCCA Feb. 19

2017 January 5
by Susan Asher

Daniel Zamir, a saxophone player and composer who fuses elements of Jewish sounds with jazz, ethnic and world music plays at the MJCCA Feb. 19.

While playing in New York, Zamir was discovered by John Zorn, who signed him to a recording contract on his label “Tzadik.” Zamir has recorded four albums on Tzadik, the last one included Zorn’s Masada band members Joey Baron, Uri Caine and Greg Cohen. Zamir has performed numerous times in Israel and the U.S. with Masada and Electric Masada.

Zamir has collaborated with Israel’s finest musicians of all genres from rock ‘n roll to Middle Eastern traditions. The saxophonist’s albums are the most successful jazz albums ever to be recorded in Israel, and have received high acclaim from the media. His album “Amen,” released in 2006, was the best-selling jazz album in Israel ever. Zamir has performed and recorded with the biggest names in Israel’s pop and rock scene. He has been performing as a special guest with reggae performer Matisyahu on his European tours and in the US. Both of them performed together with Sting on his last visit to Israel in 2006.

Zamir will perform Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ticket prices run $15-$25 and can be purchased by phone at 678-812-4002 or online at

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