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The Alon Farber- Dani Benedikt "Hagiga" sextet was founded in 2001 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Both founders are Berklee College of Music graduates. The group has recorded two CD's for the well known Spanish label Fresh Sound. The CD's are "Exposure" (2005) and "Optimistic View" (2008). Both CD's received enthusiastic reviews from known websites such as Jazzreview.com, Allaboutjazz.com and Jazztimes.com."Hagiga" has participated in important festivals, such as the Tel Aviv international Jazz festival (2013), International show case in Jerusalem (2013), Paris Jazz Festival (2010), Red Sea Jazz Festival (2007), Jerusalem international Jazz Festival (2006) and more.
"Hagiga" has developed its own sound along the years, sound that comes from the unique personality of each member of the group. The members of the sextet use these original compositions as a launch pad from which they take off to create a new and exciting atmosphere, spiced with the savory fragrances and flavors of the Mediterranean. The music of "Hagiga" is influenced by such artists as Wayne Shorter, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman.
During 2015 and 2016 the group recorded its third CD with guest appearance of Joca Perpignan (percussion)