Michal was born and raised in the north of Israel in a small and green village  to  a very           musical family. As far back as she can remember, she has always had a strong passion for   music and composing.  She studied classical music and opera with private teachers during junior high and high school.                                                                                                                                                              

At the early age of 17 she was certain that music was her destiny and despite her young             age,  moved to Tel Aviv to study music at the renowned Rimon School of Jazz.                                   

Michal graduated from Rimon and received her diploma in jazz singing and arranging . She was  then awarded a special scholarship from New Park Music College in   Dublin where she graduated in 2014 with an honours degree in jazz performance.                        

Michal studied Arabic composition with the mastero Yair Dalal .                                                               

and in 2019 concluded her  masters degree in world music at Sibeluis Academy in Helsinki,  Finland.

 

Michal has recorded 2 independent CDs in Israel (2004 and 2010) dedicated to Jewish             music, which without any official label or PR gained many fans and sold over 10,000            copies.click here to listen on iTunes.                                                                                                                           

 She has written music for a short film made by students of Bezalel Academy of Arts and       Design (2011), worked as a voice trainer and works with students, actors, and singers,              Composed a musical that was performed in 2012, 

 

Her debut jazz album "Earth Colour", released in 2016, was recorded in Dublin and Tel Aviv together with Jazz musicians from around the world. Michal's music includes new jazz compositions and original arrangements to jazz standards with a touch of different cultures, rhythms and languages- English, Hebrew, Arabic and Portuguese. The vocals are “jazz dipped in Eastern promise" The music stems from nature, people, and cultures.  

Gaining experience on stage and an on-growing audience, Michal was invited to perform      with her jazz trio-  in Minnesota (2013)  , Oklahoma  Jazz Festival (2017),

Michal collaborates with diverse musicians around the world, Has a project in Helsinki Finland with 14 musicians  “Beyond the River project” playing Michal’s new compositions and arrangements. Michal produced and arranged the forthcoming album “Kol Kuli” with leading musicians in Israel, and has performed in festivals in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East .                                               

She performs in a duo with Alaa Zouiten an Oud jazz player from Morocco mixing jazz with Arabic maqams. In addition, she collaborates with the Jazz drummer Andrea Ciaccio from Pescara Italy, and a duo with the bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsen from Aalborg Denmark  and a  trio in Israel with Menachem Welt  (bass) and Amit Baumgarten (Guitar).

She has performed with the Jazz guitar player Erik Paliani from Malawi Africa and has worked and performed with the Tarajazz from Zanzibar, combining jazz and Taraab ancient music. 

Aside from composing and performing, Michal works as a music producer for various artists in Israel and a choir conductor and teaches music theory at the Maqamat Arabic music academy in Israel. She has presented her research in international conferences.

Michal gave lectures and concerts "Vocal improvisation drawing on the worlds of Jazz and Arabic Makamat" at the International jazz vocal conference in Helsinki (2019) and at the “The Multivalent Voice” conference in Istanbul (2019)

and the SAR Conference on Artistic Research by  University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (April, 2021)

For present projects please see the projects section

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Devi Anna
Mua & hair Walmes Rangel