Israeli jazz saxophonist
Lihi Haruvi is one of the original voices in the music scene today, drawing upon influences from her home in the Middle East and her love of the great tradition of Jazz music. Haruvi has performed on the top stages and festivals around the world including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, the Panama Jazz Festival, the Beantown Jazz Festival, Birdland NY, Givatayim Theatre, Jordan Hall, the Berklee Performance Center, and many more. She has performed with and studied with some of the world's greatest musicians, including Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Ken Schaphorst, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Terry Lyne Carrington. She also performed with “Rock and roll Hall of Fame” drummer Max Weinberg, the Israeli artists David Broza and Arkadi Duchin. Recently graduated with her Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory, she has moved from Boston to New York City. Lihi's musical education began with the Kibbutz Givat-Brenner Conservatory, continuing at Israel's top musical high school the 'Thelma Yellin School of the Performing Arts'. Also as a high school student, she received the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Tel-Aviv Conservatory Scholarship, attending the program for three years. Her musical road continued by playing lead alto saxophone and writing arrangements for the IDF orchestra as part of her mandatory army service. During her service she was chosen to represent Israel by performing as a soloist around the world, received the status of IDF Exceptional Musician, and attended the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, also with a scholarship.