Eden Holan's vocal abilities remind of the great ladies of Jazz: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Washington.
Eden's music has a unique style that combines Jazz roots and harmonies with Brazilian influences and African traditional rhythms.
Her eclectic repertoire includes songs in English, French, Creole, Hebrew and Portuguese. Eden's music is both melodic and rhythmic, sweeping and soulful.
Eden performs with the best Jazz musicians in Israel; she leads and exposes great talent in improvising as well as playing percussions.
In her first album "Inspiration" (2010), Eden demonstrated her aptitude in interpreting Jazz standards. She was accompanied by leading musicians in the Israeli Jazz scene. The disc was released in Israel, where it is broadcasted in all the radio Jazz programs playlists. It led her to perform in different Jazz festivals as well as in the best Jazz clubs in Israel.
These very days, Eden is releasing her second album "IRRESISTIBLE", accompanied by prestigious international Jazz musicians from Israel, New York and La Réunion. The album was recorded in Israel and La Réunion, then mixed and mastered in Paris.
Not only consists this project in her own compositions, lyrics and production, but it is also a premiere: the first collaboration between an Israeli Jazz ensemble and musicians from the island La Réunion, one of the overseas departmentsof France,east to Madagascar.
During summer of 2008 in the Jazz Festival of Marciac, Eden discovered "le maloya", a traditional Reunionese rhythm, and fell in love with its energy and magic. Since then, she has learnt the Creole language and culture, she studies their different music styles and keeps in constant touch with Reunionese musicians. Her musical project builds a bridge between those two cultures, and she feels that "it is the beginning of a wonderful friendship!"
Through her music, Eden aims to create an artistic harmony between both her French and Israeli native cultures, therefore her lyrics are in French, Creole and Hebrew.
About the Artist
Eden was born in Paris and grew up in Tel Aviv. She had been studying music from an early age. In Israel she had studied for 7 years at Stricker Conservatorium and had been a member of Bat Kol Choir. She's served in the military band of the Central District. After completing her military service Eden studied for 2 years at Rimon School for Jazz and contemporary Music. She has simultaneously been taught vocal techniques by renowned teachers: Hedvah Mahler, Aliza Hen and Iris Portugali.
Eden is very active and performs as a solo singer in different ensembles across Israel. In addition to her concerts Eden is invited to sing in different productions and studio sessions.
Eden has recently performed in China and France, after a 2 months tour in the United States. Both her French and Israeli cultures as well as her talent led her to perform in various ceremonies of the French Embassy in Israel, in front of the highest authorities of the nation.
After completing her academic studies B.A in Psychology, Eden is also working in the Israeli Musicians Union, where she is in charge of the development and business promotion and organizes cultural and musical events. She feels as a privilege to work with Danny Gottfried, Israel Jazz pioneer in the 60's and the founder of Eilat Jazz Festival, as well as the director of prestigious Jazz concerts series.
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