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61st GRAMMY Awards Nomination

Orquesta Akokán is nominated in the 2019 Grammys for the Best Tropical Latin Album! This is an amazing band and I’m thrilled to be a part of this musical celebration….

What the press is saying about Telavana

      “…strong, effervescent set…” (Tom Greenland, New York Jazz Record, July 2018)   “…clearly a virtuoso…” (Nigel Williamson, Songlines, August 25, 2018)   “…authentically beautiful melodies…” “…[Kriss] plays…

Telavana reviews are in!

Since the release of the Telavana album we’ve been getting good feedback from audiences and press, and some nice reviews. Here’s a sampling – click on an image to see…

“Doing Jazz” Podcast Interview

Finally back in town after a long trip playing in Russia & Israel, and happy to share this podcast interview on “Doing Jazz” with the gracious and knowledgable Lorens Chuno Udeigwe….

Telavana Album Is Out!

After a long pregnancy the TELAVANA album is finally out in the world and boy, is it a sweet feeling! You can listen to it on pretty much any streaming…

“When Heroes Fly” wins 1st prize at CanneSeries

“When Heroes Fly” A drama series created by writer and director Omri Givron, co-creator of the Israeli show “Hostages,” took the 1st prize for best series at CanneSeries, an offshoot…

Upcoming Shows

  • 21
    May
    New York, NY
    With Los Hacheros
    at THE DJANGO
    10pm-1am
    no cover
    reservations recommended!
  • 23
    May
    Pittsburgh, PA
    with David Broza
    & Trio Havana at SCHENLEY PLAZA
    6pm Free Outdoor Concert
  • 28
    May
    New York, NY
    Salsita Cubana with
    Itai Kriss and Gato Gordo
    at FAT CAT
    cover $3
    9:00pm
  • 16
    Jun
    Ganei Tikva, Israel
    Israel Tour
    with Los Hacheros
    at MERKAZ HABAMA
    9pm

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