Gig Seeker Pro


Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Brooklyn, NY
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Jazz Post-rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music


This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.



KADAWA is a collective band formed in 2013 by Israeli born and NYC based musicians Tal Yahalom, Almog Sharvit and Ben Silashi.
Playing all original music by its three members, KADAWA focuses on presenting compositions and improvisations that reflect personal life experiences/stories, while drawing inspiration from other art forms such as literature, cinema and visual art.
Often described as "Experimental-Rock-Jazz", the music ranges from simpler, lyrical, song-like pieces to complex compositions, displaying various sections, moods and collective free improvisations. The band incorporates jazz harmonies, structures and improvisational qualities with grooves and sounds that are derived from rock, as well as influences of 20th century classical music.

"We strive to achieve a unique band sound and to be able to play as one: to move inside the music effortlessly, make decisions together, and interact in interesting ways. Our goal is to do so without looking at music on the bandstand and even without looking at each other – to be completely spontaneous in the moment and create something new every single time we perform.
We believe that our audience deserves to get a full experience - one that is unique, creative and entertaining. That starts with our music but goes a long way towards how we choose to present ourselves on and off the stage, in our website and through social media."

During the last 3 years, KADAWA developed its own repertoire of original music while performing at venues across Israel (Levontin 7, Beit Haamudim), New York City (Rockwood Music Hall, Nublu, Ibeam, Bowery Electric), and at international festivals such as the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival. The band is currently performing on a weekly basis across NYC, producing shows at stylistically diverse venues while creating a strong local fan base.

KADAWA's debut album is expected to be released in fall 2016.
Recorded as live, continuous sets of music in a huge warehouse space at an underground studio in Brooklyn, the album features 12 original compositions as well as special guests Adam O'Farrill on trumpet, Matt Bumgardner on trombone and Micha Gilad on Rhodes, synths and toy piano. In the sonic realm, the band collaborated with a unique group of creative musical minds as the album was recorded by Ariel Shafir, mixed by Eivind Opsvik and mastered by Nate Wood.

Band Members