Shimon Ben-Shir Group

Shimon Ben-Shir Group

 Acton, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzWorld

A group of seasoned and accomplished musicians takes you on a jazz journey that covers the globe. Unique soundscape that blends jazz, Middle Eastern and South American influences touches on the canon of cultures that the Group encompasses in their playing. Warm lyrical & memorable compositions.

Biography

The Shimon Ben-Shir Group, has been around the New England Jazz scene since 2001 maintaining a consistent line up. We have built a strong following of dedicated fans.

The musicians in the Group have considerable performance experience playing in venues around the world and in many notable venues throughout the Boston area including a 2011 First Night Boston show that took place at Rabb Auditorium, at the Boston Public Library.

Our 2002 "Shades" and 2007 "Ways" albums received numerous favorable reviews.

Most recently we recorded the Group's latest CD, "Encounters." The newest offering shows a true evolution in the group as a unit while incorporating the vast musical styles that we absorbed on our life-long musical journey. The music is a continually evolving project, growing in many different ways and always with a unique, distinctive sound that is only Shimon Ben-Shir Group.

Discography

Shades - 2002 Release under NADA Productions label.
Ways - 2007 Self produced album Ben-Shir Music
Encounters - 2011 Self produced album Ben-Shir Music
Our albums got airplay around the world, in jazz and world music stations such as WGBH-Boston, WERS-Boston, WBLU-Michigan, KCME Colorado Springs and more...

Set List

All songs from our three albums as well as favorite Jazz standards

"Shades" Songs
Seagull
Kiddo
Oasis
Bustan
Galil
Simply You
One Of Us
Song For My Brother

"Ways" Songs
Ways
Jochebed
Happiness
Four Score
Do It
Gliding
Orange Sky
Circle

"Encounters" Songs
Transition
I Like It
Bolerina
Tyler's Tune
Missing Link
Aunt Clara
Market
What's It Gonna' Be
Enconters