Itai Kriss - flute
Mario Castro- tenor sax
Shai Maestro - piano
Tamir Shmerling - bass
Dan Aran - drums
Paulo Stagnaro - congas, percussion
From the desert shores of Israel to the tropical rainforests of Cuba, Telavana bridges the musical spheres of the Middle East and the Caribbean by combining Timba, Soul, North African music and Jazz to create a unique and lively mix of rhythms and textures.
Itai Kriss, flutist and composer, has played with a wide range of musicians, including: Dafnis Prieto, Edmar Castañeda, Yemen Blues, Gregory Hutchinson, Burning Spear, Los Hacheros, Pedrito Martinez, Andy Gonzalez, Omer Avital, Yosvany Terry, Avishai Cohen, Eric McPherson, Jason Lindner and Aaron Goldberg.