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Zion80 is a 10-piece, horn-heavy band combining the heartfelt melodies of Jewish music with the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat and the improvisational madness of the Downtown New York City scene. Led by guitarist Jon Madof (John Zorn, Rashanim, Matisyahu), Zion80 brings audiences to their feet and lifts their spirits.

Jon Madof – guitar
Frank London – trumpet
Greg Wall – tenor sax
Jessica Lurie – bari sax
Zach Mayer – bari sax
Brian Marsella – keyboards
Yoshie Fruchter – guitar
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Marlon Sobol – percussion
Yuval Lion – drums

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“A truly soulful experience” – NY Times

“An energetic and spiritual genre mash-up that must be heard” – Soundcheck WNYC

“Ecstatic Jewish music with Fela Kuti’s swaggering afrobeat sound” – Village Voice

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