Itai Kriss Music

Jazz/Latin Flute Player

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Soulful & funky, crisp & clear, masterful harmonic and rhythmic complexity and sweet sounding simplicity. I have been working at the forefront of NYC's Jazz and Latin music scenes, performing & recording with some of the top musicians in the world including Orquesta Akokán (nominated for a grammy in 2019) & reggae legend Burning Spear.

Itai Kriss, a Grammy nominated recording artist praised by Jazzwax as “one of the most exciting new flutist-composers” on the scene, commands a variety of musical genres with an eclectic style infused with Jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds. According to Downbeat Magazine, there is a “tangy, exotic flavor” to the New York musician’s style, which can be heard on his debut album, The Shark (2010) as well as on his latest release, TELAVANA (2018).
After spending the past 15 years working at the forefront of New York City’s Jazz scene while performing, recording and touring with some of the world’s top Afro-Cuban, Latin and Salsa artists, flute virtuoso Itai Kriss fuses the sounds of his native Israel with those of his adopted homelands in the Americas to create his own band TELAVANA, which bridges the musical spheres of the Middle East and the Caribbean by combining Timba, Soul, North African music and Jazz. When not touring and recording with likes of Orquesta Akokán, Pedrito Martinez, Edmar Castañeda, Yemen Blues, Burning Spear & Los Hacheros, Itai regularly performs at premiere New York music venues including The Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, S.O.B's and Lincoln Center.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Itai Kriss
  • Orquesta Akokan
  • Matuto
  • Etienne Charles
  • Rafi Malkiel
  • Dan Aran
  • Clay Ross
  • Roberto Juan Rodriguez
  • Quimbombo
  • Dafnis Prieto
  • Shining Light Band
  • Jon Regen
  • Uri Sharlin
  • Dogcat Ensemble
  • Uri Sharlin & the Dogcat Ensemble
  • Uri Sharlin
  • Dogcat Ensemble
  • Uri Sharlin & the Dogcat Ensemble
  • Art Lillard's Heavenly Band
  • Art Lillard's Heavenly Band
  • Dave Hertzberg's Hearts & Bones
  • Dave Hertzberg's Hearts & Bones
  • Shauli Einav
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band
  • Los Hacheros
  • Los Hacheros
  • Los Hacheros
  • Gabriel Espinosa
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band
  • Itai Kriss
  • Itai Kriss
  • Itai Kriss
  • Itai Kriss
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  • FluteAverage price - $100 per song
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