The Greatest Love Songs of Cole Porter // February 11th – 17th, 2024

Francesca Tandoi (Italy) & Amit Friedman Trio

The Italian pianist and singer, Francesca Tandoi, who has been praised by music critics as a world-class jazz pianist and singer, has also been defined as “an explosion of swing, strong and sophisticated, and blessed with a beautiful singing voice full of warmth and sensuality”.

She will perform with one of the leading musicians in the Israeli jazz scene and winner of the “Prime Minister’s Prize for Jazz Composition”, the saxophonist and composer Amit Friedman. Together they will be performing the songs of Cole Porter, one of the greatest love song writers of all time.

Cole Porter was perhaps the greatest love song writer of all time, with hits such as ‘Let’s Do It’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘I Love Paris’, ‘Begin the Beguine’, ‘I Am in Love’. All of these and many more have already been recognized as the most played and best recognized jazz songs and jazz music.

Francesca Tandoi, in a special production created just for the “Hot Jazz” series, will bring her own special interpretations to each and every song.

“Francesca Tandoi has truly impressive piano skills,” (the Dutch magazine JazzFlits)

“She really flies over the keyboard and she is blessed with a beautiful singing voice full of warmth and sensuality, Francesca Tandoi is a tasteful swing pianist, her vocals are superb, her compositions are melodic and memorable, and her arrangements are extremely thoughtful”.

(Pianist Monty Alexander)

She performs regularly at jazz festivals and clubs around the world, including North Sea Jazz, Umbria Jazz, Breda Jazz, and many others in the USA, Indonesia, India, Japan, South Africa, Russia and throughout Europe.  She has so far recorded 6 solo albums and over 20 albums as an accompanist, including four with the legendary saxophonist Scott Hamilton.


Francesca Tandoi Piano& Vocals (Italy)

Amit Friedman Saxophone

Assaf Hakimi Bass

Shay Zelman Drums

Show Times:

  • Sunday, February 11th, 2024, 20:30 Beer Sheva, Performing arts center
  • Tuesday,February 13th, 2024, 20:30 The Zone Club, Tel Aviv
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, 20:30 Kfar Saba, Cultural Hall
  • Thursday,February 15th, 2024, 20:00 Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Friday, February 16th, 2024, 18:00 Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Saturday,February 17th, 2024, 21:00 Haifa, Abba Hushi Center

Shay Zelman – Drums
Francesca Tandoi – Piano & Vocals
Assaf Hakimi – Bass
Amit Friedman – Saxophone

Photos: Jacopo Mezzanotti/ Yoel Levy/ Noam Ofek/ Yossi Zwecker / Paolo Grillo

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