Noa Havakook’s rich and brilliant voice captivates audiences and pushes the boundaries of jazz. Hear for yourself as Noa performs jazz standards and Israeli music backed by The Noa Havakook Trio, featuring exciting young and rising musician accompanists from Israel, including Noam Avnon on piano and Bar Filipowicz on bass.

Noa Havakook is an acclaimed jazz singer. Born and raised in Israel, Havakook’s passion for music blossomed at an early age, and she quickly developed a love for jazz. After exploring different instruments (piano, guitar, and bass) in different genres, she felt a calling the depth of storytelling through vocal jazz. Influenced by greats such as Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter, Havakook’s singing demonstrates virtuosity in both vocal technique and musicality through improvisation. She has performed at major venues all over Israel, New York City, and prestigious festivals around the world.

Noam Avnon is an emerging jazz pianist from Tel Aviv. He is studying at The New School and has developed a unique voice influenced by contemporary players and the greats from the 1950-60s. Avnon has performed in venues in New York and Israel with different bands as a pianist, arranger, and vocalist.

Bar Filipowicz is an Israeli bass player who has performed in well-known festivals around the world, including Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel. Filipowicz started playing the electric bass at the age of eight and ventured into the upright bass world as a teenager. Currently living in New York, he is a sought-after musician in the NY jazz scene, supporting local and international artists. He has played and shared the stage with Ron Minis Trio, Emil Afrasiyab Trio, Steve Nelson (guitar), and Avishai Cohen (trumpet), among others. In addition to being a sideman, Filipowicz is currently working on his own music. 

Summer Thursdays – 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

With beautiful music and brilliant storytellers, dinner and drinks on offer from LOX Cafe, and incredible views of New York Harbor, we hope you’ll join us as The Museum comes alive on Thursday evenings.

The Museum is free and open to all on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, and LOX will serve Jewish and Russian fare and drinks before and during the events. Currently on view: The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones.

Please note these are in person only events and will not be livestreamed or recorded.

This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.