“An intense contemporary jazz rush” - Music is My Sanctuary
Line-up tbc: YONI MAYRAZ keys; MATAN VARDI sax; ELI ORR bass; ZOE PASCAL drums
A stylish instrumental piece that blurs genre lines with its soaring sounds that will lift your spirits and get you in the mood for the day - Twisted soul
“I listened to the song in a loop, a few times in a row, and I didn't want it to stop at all” - The Wicked Sounds
Pianist and producer Yoni Mayraz continues affirming his trademark hybrid sound, blurring the lines between nu jazz sounds, hip hop instrumentals and raw psychedelic tones.
Breaking in with his EP ‘Rough Cuts’ in 2020, Yoni presented his unique sound to the world, drawing the attention of music lovers and experts from around the globe. In the following year, Yoni released a pair of singles ‘The Rat’ & ‘Snow’ via the Brighton based record Label Village Live Records, collaborating with Grammy winning engineer Qmillion (Robert Glasper, Yebba, Tank and The Bangers), and awarded trumpeter Itamar Borochov (2020 LetterOne 'Rising Stars' Jazz Award).
Yoni’s music was supported by major radio stations in the jazz field including BBC 6, WorldWide FM, Jazz FM, NPO Radio, Kiosk Radio etc’, and covered by carefully curated magazines - Twistedsoul, MIMS, The Wicked Sound and more.
Growing up surrounded by multicultural sounds, and being constantly drawn to the works of the Jazz greats, as well as to Hip Hop, Punk and Garage, Yoni brings this unique range of influences to the core of the new Jazz scene.
Yoni’s compositions are rugged, yet they exude the love for adventurous harmonies and delicate textures.
Backed by his quartet, Mayraz has been playing in major venues and festivals, bringing raw energy to stage with live versions of the studio materials, stretching the melodies and structures into a dancefloor-focused take on jazz.
These days Yoni is diligently working on a new album, featuring some of the promising talents on the scene, and curating a monthly show on the Berlin based radio station D59B.