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Israeli Jazz Musician Mika Hary Releases New Studio Video
(Published: January 16, 2014)

Israeli singer and songwriter Mika Hary releases her new video of her performing "My Letter to You", a track off of her upcoming debut album (title TBD). Filmed at the Peter Karl Studio in Brooklyn, New York during the recording of Hary's new album, the "My Letter to You" video was shot in one take featuring Hary performing solo on vocals and piano.

An accomplished jazz vocalist and honors graduate of The New School in New York City, Mika Hary combines the improvised elements of jazz with the produced element of the singer/songwriter genre in her video for "My Letter to You".

The music video was shot while Hary was recording her new album with her band members. Guitarists Nir Felder (Greg Osby, Meshell N'degeocello, Chuck Mangione, Matisyahu, Terry Lyne Carrington) and Gilad Hekselman (Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding) appear working on the new record with the singer/songwriter. On the album, Hary is also backed by pianist Shai Maestro (Jimmy Green, Jorge Rossy, Myron Walden, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen Trio), bass player Sam Minaie (Peter Epstein, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Tigran Hamasyan), and drummer Ziv Ravitz (Hal Crook, Joel Frahm, Joe Lovano, Tomasz Stanko, Lee Konitz). Acclaimed cellist Yoed Nir (Judy Collins, Regina Spektor) also performs on the record.

View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=4OsOiEhZmDU.

More on Mika Hary:
A native of Israel, singer-songwriter Mika Hary started playing the piano at the age 6 and has since impressed her peers and fans alike with her flowing musicality. Hary has performed extensively throughout Israel and New York City. As part of her mandatory military service, Hary was chosen as a lead singer in the IDF orchestra where she performed for foreign dignitaries and received a special "outstanding musician" status from the Israeli Ministry of Education. Upon release from the army, Hary participated in the Israeli version of "American Idol" where she placed in the top 12 contestants. Upon graduating with honors from the renowned New School in NYC, Hary has collaborated and toured the US with Yoni Rechter, an all-time favorite Israeli composer, who helped shape the face of Israeli music over the past few decades. Hary has performed at prestigious venues around New York including the Rose Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center), City Winery, Cornelia Street Café, Rockwood Music Hall as well as at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland. In addition to leading her own group, Hary has collaborated with many great artists including Ziv Ravtiz, Omer Klein, Avishai Cohen, and David Broza. She is set to release her debut album in early 2014.

More Information: http://www.mikaharymusic.com/

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