In recent years, increasing numbers of homegrown artists have been provided with stage time at the main summer edition of the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat. That is a pleasing development, and Barak Mori is delighted to have the opportunity to join the roster of Israeli musicians with Port of Eilat performance time.
The 39-year-old bass player recently returned to these shores after a 16-year sojourn in New York, and will perform in Eilat on Sunday. While in the Big Apple, Mori mixed it with all manner of jazz artist, and also found time to record with the likes of Red Sea Jazz Festival artistic director and saxophonist Eli Degibri.
Mori’s road to musical mastery started out on a very different instrument.