Albert Dadon is known as ALBARE, the name of his jazz guitarist. He has a strong melodic sense and many global influences. Albare was born in Morocco, and grew up in Israel and France. He emigrated to Australia at age 27. He is not only a well-known jazz musician, but he has also maintained a successful career as one of Australia’s most prominent business entrepreneurs. He is a key figure in Australian jazz. He has been the director of the Melbourne Jazz Festival for many decades and was the chairman of the Australian Jazz Awards. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to the arts. He lives in Melbourne, but travels around the world as part of his business and musical touring. Albare’s record career began with a series of Festival Records ‘acid jazz” albums. Albare wanted to return to instrumental jazz and began recording and performing with his band. He also became a major player in Australian jazz. He was the director of Melbourne Jazz Festival, where he hosted great performers such as Chick Corea and Gary Burton. He also established the Australian Jazz “Bell” Awards. Albare released Long Way in January 2012, Albare’s debut album for Enja Records. The album was recorded in Brooklyn by Systems Sound and features Antonio Sanchez, a triple GRAMMY(r), winner drummer (Pat Metheny Group), George Garzone, saxophonist (the Joe Lovano Nonet), Leo Genovese, pianist (Esperanza Spalding), Hendrik Meurkens, prolific harmonica player, and Albare’s long-time musical collaborator, Evri Evripidou, bassist. This super group is called iTD (International Travel Diary), reflecting their diverse backgrounds. Albare iTD toured the United States in 2012, making stops in New York City, Boston, Miami and Cleveland. Long Way remained on the Jazz Week Chart for more than twenty weeks. Albare returned to the Brooklyn studio in early 2013 to record The Road Ahead, with his new band. The ensemble is a wonderful setting for Albare’s melody and continues the international cosmopolitan theme. The group includes pianist Phil Turcio, Yunior Terry from Cuba, and Pablo Bencid from Venezuela. The band combines the excitement of Long Way with an interactive, sophisticated feel. From

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