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Benny Sharoni Quartet @ The Redstone Room

Polyrhythms 1st Annual Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014



October 19th, POLYRHYTHMS Third Sunday Jazz Series brings the Benny Sharoni Quartet to the Redstone Room, on the corner of 2nd & Main in Davenport.  Sharoni demystifies jazz, with a workshop at 3 pm followed by a concert from 6 – 8 pm.


The Benny Sharoni Quartet: Benny Sharoni - tenor saxophone, Harry Appelman – piano, Todd Baker – bass, and Steve Langone – drums.


"Benny Sharoni, an Israeli-born, Boston-based tenor saxophonist, can energize even the largest, most lackluster venue with his big-toned sound and ebullient phrasing, packed with intense emotion and spirituality, a vibrant hybrid of the hip and the holy."   Owen McNally, Hartford Courant

Growing up on the kibbutz in Israel, there was always music in the Sharoni home. His parents emigrated from Chile and Yemen, so between them he was heavily influenced by Latin and African-based music and rhythms. Both parents truly love music and he was encouraged at an early age to study classical flute.

Sheroni got his first taste of international performance representing Israel on a 1978 European tour of Israeli folk music and dance. After several years of playing flute He was drawn to the sound of the saxophone, began playing tenor and alto saxophone and became increasingly passionate about jazz. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1986 to study jazz performance at Berklee School of Music, where he studied with some of America's great jazz masters and began playing jazz both nationally and internationally.  ,


Sharoni’s critically acclaimed debut CD as a leader, Eternal Elixir (Papaya Records), reflect his depth of experience and overflow with the joy of living. He doesn’t sound like anyone else. He’s got his own sound - his own thing going on.


Today, having survived the trials and tribulations of war, he and his music stand as living testaments to the power of jazz to restore mind, body and spirit.  Benny Sharoni has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted saxophone players on the scene leading his own bands and has appeared with jazz luminaries Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Kenny Garrett and Larry Coryell.


Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room is scheduled for, October 19th, and features an all-ages workshop at 3 pm, followed by the matinee performance from 6-8 pm.   Admission to the workshop session is Free for Kids$5 for adults.  General admission for the 6 - 8 pm concert is $10 or $15 for reserved seating.  For ticket information, call  Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790. For more information, visit


Sunday October 19th, Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Catch the exciting music of the powerful Benny Sharoni Quartet “live” at the Redstone Room.


Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the Riverboat Development Authority, the Scott County Regional Authority, and the RME as well as the support of Davenport Clarion Hotel, Bowman Accounting, KALA, IL Senator Mike Jacobs, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, Greatest Grains, West Music and DJ Mixxin Mel.



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