There are several stellar old hands in the lineup of the 29th edition of the Red Sea Jazz Festival, which will take place in Eilat August 23-26. Principle among the oldies but goodies is 78-yearold bass player Ron Carter, who will come here with a quartet that includes a percussionist as well as a drummer. Then there is the slightly younger but no less famous 72-year-old drummer Jack DeJohnette whose trio includes saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matt Garrison, while 62-year-old seasoned saxophonist Joe Lovano will front a quartet.
Meanwhile, 30-year-old French singer Cyrille Aimée will bring the average non-Israeli-performer age down a couple of notches and, no doubt, introduce some more commercial strands to her international quintet gigs. Similarly aged American singer-cellist-guitarist-banjo player Leyla McCalla will stretch the sonic and genre spread in Eilat with her alluring blend of bluesy-folk numbers.