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Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

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Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz — acoustic/electric bass, oud —was born in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY. Shanir has recorded and performed extensively with Satlah, Rashanim, and Pharaoh’s Daughter, all who have made many records on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. Shani Ezra BlumenkranzOther CDs recorded for Tzadik include a compilation of music by Israeli composer “Sasha Argov”, a compilation of music composed by Zorn called “Voices In The Wilderness” for the tenth year anniversary of his band Masada, a compilation of unheard Masada compositions called “Unkown Masada” , a compilation of music by Brazilian composer “Jacob Du Bandolim”, “John Zorn: Filmworks XV” featuring Zorn and Cyro Baptista, and a new CD by Basya Schechter called Queen’s Dominion.

Other CDs which feature Shanir on bass and oud include “Chinatown” - Nottwo Records, featuring Daniel Carter. “Sextet 2003” - Parallactic Records, featuring Anthony Braxton and Sonny Simmons. Trio Tarana’s “Climbing The Banyan Tree” - Cleen Feed Records, featuring Ravish Momin and Jason Kao Hwang. Shanir has performed in many clubs and festivals around the world, including a concert for BBC Radio in London with Zorn. Shanir is also a featured performer in the May 2000 issue of Bass Player Magazine.

Shanir has also collaborated with Ravi Coltrane, Fred Sherry, Satoshi Takeshi, Hank Roberts, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell Jr., Tony Malaby, Will Connell, Jon Madof, Daniel Zamir, Jenny Scheinman, Daniel Kelly, Eyal Maoz, Avishai Cohen, Kevin Zubek, Jazz Mandolin Project, Lemon Juice Quartet, George Garzone, Okkyung Lee

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