Like a summer breeze
that lifts a seagull over a tropical beach, the music of the Shimon
Ben Shir Group is warm, inviting and takes the listener on a journey
to destinations that reflects the far reaching places around the globe
that the group represents.
Shimon Ben-Shir: Basses
- Berklee College of Music graduate. Since 1994 Shimon has immersed himself in the New England music scene,
playing in a wide range of bands covering diverse musical genres. Shimon is the leader of “The Shimon Ben Shir Group” with considerable performances in many notable venues throughout the
Diane Wernick: Saxophones
- Received her B.A. in Jazz Education from North Texas State University
and her M.A. in Music Performance from Northern Illinois University.
Diane's teaching experience includes: JPMC since 1994, teaching saxophone,
clarinet, and flute, The Berklee College of Music,
and Directing the Middle School Jazz Band at Buckingham Browne & Nichols.
Duncan Martin: Saxophones
Saxophonist Arranger and Composer A New England jazz stalwart for
40 years, Duncan Martin is an active teacher as well as performer.
He is conductor and arranger for the John Payne Saxophone Choir, which
has appeared three times performing with President Bill Clinton. Duncan is also a member
of the septet Pzazz and leader of his own quartet.
Diana Fischer: Keyboards
Pianist/vocalist Diana Fischer received a Bachelor's in Jazz Performance
from the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with
Tom McKinley. She has an extensive background in classical piano and
Drumers: Phil Neighbors, Dani Danor, Ricardo Nhuch, Jody Bregler
A Boston-based improvisational ensemble. Their influences circle the globe; from
traditional Jazz to Latin, Middle Eastern styles to newly composed works. Their music reflects their
individual journeys as they come together to share their musical vision and common language.