Bassist Omer Avital has announced a residency at New York City jazz club Smalls at which he will introduce his new Band of the East. The shows on June 12 and 19 will feature Greg Tardy (tenor saxophone), Itamar Borochov (trumpet), Nadav Remez (guitar) and Avital , with Daniel Freedman playing drums on the 12th and Johnathan Blake on drums on the 19th. The personnel for the July shows has not yet been announced. The performances are in support of the Israeli musician’s Suite of the East album on Anzic Records. Smalls is located at 183 W. 10th Street in Manhattan.
Following the residency the new lineup will head into the studio to record the group’s first CD.