Mor ben yakir
"Mor Ben Yakir is a brilliant musician with an honest and original path that had drawn her into the Modern Jazz scene. Her music evokes a humanistic quality and innocence, full of spirit and emotional expression. Mor truly brings a heightened sense of musicality to every project and overwhelming joy to all that are able to experience her grace through her art." - (Nancy Jazz Festival)
In 2008 Mor left Israel and moved to the United States. While studying at Berklee, Mor achieved studying and collaborating experiences with musicians like Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Jamey Haddad, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ed Tomassi, Dave Santoro, Lisa Thorson and Dave Samuels.
Since moving to the US, Mor had many musical collaborations and performances with different groups, touring Boston, New England, New York, France, Italy and Israel. She performed in highly reputed venues such as ‘Boston Symphony Hall’, ‘Boston Arena Stadium’, ‘the Hutch Shell by the river’, ‘Birdland’, ‘NYC Winter Jazz Festival’, ‘The Red Sea Jazz Festival’ and ‘Nancy Jazz Festival’, to name a few. Also, Mor has played and collaborated with Grammy award winning artists and nominees, including Esperanza Spalding, Lionel Loueke, Chuco Valdez, Greg Osby, Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, Julian Lage, JD Allen, Chris Sholar, Prince Charles Alexander, Shai Maestro, and Russell Malone.