Mahan Mirarab / Efrat Alony
Photo: Saleh Rozati / Carola Schmidt

AmeliaEfrat Alony & Mahan MirarabOut of the Box00:07:14

NostalgiaEfrat Alony & Mahan MirarabOut of the Box00:06:59

A Twin MoonEfrat Alony & Mahan MirarabOut of the Box00:05:41

Efrat Alony
Mahan Mirarab
// Out of the Box

Efrat Alony – Gesang
Mahan Mirarab – Git.

new wind, new horizons

Efrat Alony – Gesang ( ISR/ DE)

Mahan Mirarab – Git. ( Iran/ AT) 


As strong band-leaders and charismatic performers Efrat Alony and Mahan Mirarab have been praised by European audiences and the Press for years.

In this new Duo they dare to think together „Outside the Box„, celebrating their diverse cultural heritage. Their originality and outstanding musicality is woven into a new shared story.

RE_shaping Jazz, its freedom and flight, Alony & Mirarab playfully follow the magical scent of their songs on to hidden musical fantasy lands -daring to look beyond, using sound, rhythm as well as silence to create a moving and memorable performance.


Videos

a few visual-bites

thank you to Stefan Löhr & Dorothea Krishnabhakdi from https://sensonus.org for the wonderful recording

Efrat Alony

Efrat Alony

Photo: Carola Schmidt

Efrat Alony Vocals

Efrat Alony, born in Haifa (Israel), studied composition and Jazz as well as clasical signing in  at "Rimon, school of contemporary music", Israel, at "Berklee College of Music" in Boston and finally at the "HfM Hanns-Eisler Music Academy" in Berlin, Germany. Praised by the europlan press for years, the award-winning singer and composer shines as she dynamically unfolds her music in and charming interplay between humor and depth.

For Alony art IS movement, the courage to question everything and fearlessly follow through- whichever new shape, Form or sound the journey ahead may entail.

With her album "Hollywood Isn't Calling" she won the German Jazz Award 2022 in the category Best Vocal Album of the Year as well as a nomination for Best Composition of the Year with her composition "My Shorthand Modes of Perception" 


...Längst gehört [Efrat Alony] zu den wichtigsten Stimmen des europäischen Jazz.

Efrat Alony gelingt es auch mit diesem Album, politische und sonstige komplizierte Themen so zu verpacken, dass sie wie an Luftballons befestigt zu schweben scheinen.

Jazz Podium, Rainer Bratfisch

Mahan Mirarab

Mahan Mirarab

Photo: Saleh Rozati

Mahan Mirarab guitar

Mahan Mirarab is an Iranian/Austrian guitarist, composer, arranger and music producer based in Vienna and Berlin. 

He has spent years learning about Persian traditional music as well as the indigenous sound and cultures of the country such as Arabic, African, Turkish, Kurdish, etc., while refining his skills in Jazz, western classic and popular music. Notably using fretless guitar, he specialises in blending the microtonal systems with jazz and improvised music. 

His dedication to expand his musical vocabulary brought him to Europe in 2009 where he met and collaborated with numerous musicians from all over the world


Persian Side of Jazz is one of the year’s most unique and compelling releases mainly because the stylistic blueprint of Mirarab’s compositions draw upon stylistic influences, mainly Persian folk and world music, that are exotic to stateside ears.

JAZZ CORNER

Dates

2024

12.12.2024 Abraxas Theater, Augsburg, Germany, Dottime Records' Abraxas Sessions

Handel- Fast Forward  

Efrat Alony- voc

Philipp Nykrin- piano



11.11.2024 Orpheum, Graz, Austria, Peter Lenz 'Breathe – Music for Large Ensembles' feat. Efrat Alony, Chris Speed & Jim Black (A/ISR/USA)

Peter Lenz  'Breathe – Music for Large Ensembles' feat. Efrat Alony, Chris Speed & Jim Black (A/ISR/USA)


10.11.2024 Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT, Peter Lenz 'Breathe – Music for Large Ensemble

Peter Lenz  'Breathe – Music for Large Ensembles' feat. Efrat Alony, Chris Speed & Jim Black (A/ISR/USA)


09.11.2024 Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT, Peter Lenz 'Breathe – Music for Large Ensemble

Peter Lenz  'Breathe – Music for Large Ensembles' feat. Efrat Alony, Chris Speed & Jim Black (A/ISR/USA)


20.09.2024 Seelze, DE, MUSE – INTERNATIONALES MUSIKFESTIVAL SEELZE

Alony's Handel-Fast Forward 


Efrat Alony- voc

Niko Meinhold- piano

Anne-Mette Iversen - bass

Heinrich Köbberling  - drums

25.08.2024 Secret Garden Party , Gwendolyn Masin, Bern, CH

Efrat Alony- voc

Claudia Kühne- cello


24.08.2024 Villa Richard Irniger, Zürich, CH

Efrat Alony- voc

Claudia Kühne- cello


23.08.2024 Steffisburg, Höchhus, CH

Efrat Alony- voc

Claudia Kühne- cello


19.07.2024 Kultursommer Vienna, Alony/ Preuschl/ Dés- "Off, To New Horizons"

Alony / Preuschl / Dés 'Off, To New Horizons'
 


Efrat Alony: vocals, electronics

Raphael Preuschl: bass, electronics

András Dés: percussion



18.07.2024 Theater am Spittelberg, AT, Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Efrat Alony- voc, electronics

Mahan Mirarab- git.




05.07.2024 Jazz am Bauernhof in Kremsmünster, Alony/ Preuschl/ Dés- "Off, To New Horizons"

Alony / Preuschl / Dés 'Off, To New Horizons'
 


Efrat Alony: vocals, electronics

Raphael Preuschl: bass, electronics

András Dés: percussion



10.06.2024 Celeste, Vienna, Celeste, Vienna

Efrat Alony- voc, electronics

Verena Zeiner- piano

Sofia Labropoulou - Kanun

07.06.2024 Phönix, Linz, Austria, Phönix, Linz

Milan Conic & Band featuring 

Efrat Alony



29.05.2024 BEIJZ, Zurich, Switzerland, Efrat Alony & Omri Hason

Efrat Alony- voc , electronics

Omri Hason- perc.


17.05.2024 Goettingen, Int. Händel festspiele, 21 uhr, Altes Rathaus

Alony's Handel-Fast Forward 


Efrat Alony- voc

Niko Meinhold- piano

Anne-Mette Iversen - bass

Heinrich Köbberling  - drums

17.05.2024 Goettingen, Int. Händel festspiele, 12:30-St. Jacobi-Kirche

Alony's Handel-Fast Forward 


Efrat Alony- voc

Niko Meinhold- piano

Anne-Mette Iversen - bass

Heinrich Köbberling  - drums

24.04.2024 Anton Bruckner University, Linz, AT, Alony/ Preuschl/ Dés- "Off, To New Horizons"

Alony / Preuschl / Dés 'Off, To New Horizons'
 


Efrat Alony: vocals, electronics

Raphael Preuschl: bass, electronics

András Dés: percussion



22.04.2024 Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT, Alony/ Preuschl/ Dés- "Off, To New Horizons"

Alony / Preuschl / Dés 'Off, To New Horizons'
 


Efrat Alony: vocals, electronics

Raphael Preuschl: bass, electronics

András Dés: percussion



11.04.2024 Graz, AT

Alony / Preuschl / Dés 'Off, To New Horizons'
 


Efrat Alony: vocals, electronics

Raphael Preuschl: bass, electronics

András Dés: percussion



Contact

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Efrat Alony:

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For booking requests please contact:

Marita Goga in cooperation with  Shoestring Jazz Booking

Tobias Schuster

Tel+49 (0)30 250 194 27

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Marita Goga

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