Yoni Mayraz

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Fast-rising jazz musician Yoni Mayraz exorcises dark spirits from within on his fiery debut album 'Dybbuk Tse!' on the ever–consistent Astigmatic Records. Yoni combines jazz with elements of 90’s New York hip hop, old-school breakbeats and Middle Eastern music to create shimmering new hybrid forms.

A highly-skilled keyboardist and producer, Yoni burst onto the new jazz scene in 2020 with 'Rough Cuts', an EP which introduced the world to his unique musical style. Since then the London-based, Tel Aviv-raised player has released a pair of singles, ‘The Rat’ and ‘Snow’ via the Brighton label Village Live Records, been championed by radio stations including BBC 6, WorldWide FM, and Jazz FM and collaborated with the likes of Yussef Dayes bassist Tom Driessler, percussionist Zoe Pascal, and UK dance legend El-B. He’s gained plaudits for the raw energy of his dancefloor-focussed live shows at gigs headlining the legendary Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe and at international festivals.

Recorded live with his band in a dusty wooden studio over the course of a spring week last year, 'Dybbuk Tse!' sees Yoni channel his native folklore - the title alludes to acommand to remove a malevolent wandering spirit (the Dybbuk) that enters and possesses the body of a living person until driven out - to posit ideas of emotional exorcism through music.