Israeli Jazz-Inspired Blues Band Comes To Jewish Cultural Center March 29

Monday, March 10, 2014
Ori Naftaly and Eleanor Tsaig
Ori Naftaly and Eleanor Tsaig

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will host an award winning Israeli jazz-inspired blues concert featuring the Ori Naftaly Band on Saturday, March 29, from 9-11 p.m.  

Review for The Ori Naftaly Band:

The band, made up of founder, producer, composer, lead guitarist, and manager Ori Naftaly and songwriter, composer and lead vocalist , began playing their brand of “jazz-inspired blues” in November 2011. By 2012 they had been named Best Blues Album 2012 by  Shortly afterward, they won Best Israeli Blues Act and became the first Israeli band to have been voted into the International Blues Competition (IBC), where they were 2013 semi-finalists.  

They have gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base located in the U.S.A., Holland, Germany, and India, among others. Within the course of two years, The Ori Naftaly Band has toured the U.S. three times and the Netherlands twice. Since their release this year of the album, Happy For Good, which features a mix of styles including electric blues, funk, rock, and soul, they have been in the Top 5 slot on the International Blues Radio Airplay Charts for eight consecutive weeks. In 2014, the Ori Naftaly Band is scheduled to appear at the Greeley Blue Jazz Festival, the Blues from the Top Festival, and the Mount Baker Blues Festival. Memphis is now the band’s home base. 

Tickets are $18 and include beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Taking place at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road, the event is appropriate for those 21 years of age and above. Discounts for pre-paid groups of 10 or more are available. For more information or to reserve tickets call 493-0270 ext. 10 or e-mail The concert is produced by Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation.  

Ori Naftaly and Eleanor Tsaig
Ori Naftaly and Eleanor Tsaig

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