Revered for superior musicianship and talent; The Yisrael Trio offers an impressive approach to music that inspires fans worldwide. The sibling trio mixes synth sounds with jazz and soul, which fuses into a cool neo-jazz vibe. Yirmeyahu, Yah’El and Yehosheba are Yisrael Trio a fascinatingly talented family that has emerged as the best young jazz band in the country.
As the founding members of the notable Neo Jazz Collective, the Yisrael siblings have adored fans in Birmingham, AL and abroad since 2004. They have performed with the likes of Linn Roundtree, Keiko Matsui, Frankie Beverly & Maze, SF Jazz Collective, Herbie Hancock, Quintin Gerard W. Wynton Marsalis and more. Other notable performances include Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival Birmingham, AL; Jazz in the Park Birmingham, AL; Preserve Jazz Festival Birmingham, AL; Jazz in the Park, New Orleans, LA and the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Yisrael Trio has brought neo-jazz to a new level in New Orleans after making a name for itself in Birmingham. The New Orleans’ music scene offers a bounty of jazz music, still they are breaking ground with a captivating, upbeat sound that redefines “feel-good music”.
Often compared to musical families like the Jacksons, The Yisrael Trio has matured in their talent before the public as musical prodigies. Prime examples and products of the Neo Jazz School of Music, there they were formally trained in multiple genres and styles. Dr. Lud Yisrael, founder of the Neo Jazz School of Music and father of the trio, began informally training each of them while they were still in the womb. Throughout their childhood he regularly prescribed jazz and classical music while they slept. Dr. Lud also a self-taught multi-instrumentalist introduced each to their respective instruments as they expressed interest.
Yirmeyahu, the eldest of the trio, grew up seeing his father play music and as early as nine years old he gained a passion for his father’s first love, the saxophone. Indeed naturally talented, he quickly developed as a saxophonist, drummer and composer. Yirmeyahu has contributed much to defining the sound of The Yisrael Trio as a composer as well as assistant musical director. In their latest release “Celestial”, Yirmeyahu has created a musical journey in what he describes as “traveling through the heavens”.
Yah’El, the youngest of the trio, was second in line to develop his inherited love for music. Seeing his father play piano, he begin playing it at seven. Eagar to perform in the band with his father and brother, Yah’El played his first gig at 8 years old for a Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert. The pre-curser to The Yisrael Trio began with the father son ensemble of Dr. Lud on bass, Yirmeyahu on Saxophone and Yah’el on piano. Yah’El, also classically trained, delivers skillful solos and exhibits effortless proficiency on the piano. As a composer for the trio, Yah’El has contributed works that can be described as nu-aged and spirited.
Yehosheba, the only girl in the trio, also remained true to her family heritage. In true family tradition, she saw her father playing bass and fell in love with it. She began playing bass at 13 and less than a year she replaced her father in the trio. A visual artist and musician, Yehosheba brings the elements of visual creativity and style to the trio. As a bassist, she delivers solidarity and remains the unwavering glue that keeps the band tight.
Love for music and the arts is indelibly The Yisrael Trio’s driving force. Although they have mastered most genres, they would describe what they do as SPIRITUAL MUSIC. The music comes from deep within their souls, down to their very spirits. The best attribute of The Yisrael Trio is their ability to share that spirit through music all while pleasing any crowd young or old.