For all you cool hepcats out there looking for something to do on a Friday afternoon, check out Tel Aviv's Jazz B'shdera or Jazz on the Boulevard.
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Jazz B'shdera, a program in its eighth year supported by the Tel Aviv municipality, hosts jazz musicians and singers every other Friday at the corner of Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Boulevard and Dizengoff Street from March-July and September-October, weather permitting.
Both Israeli and foreign jazz musicians are invited to perform at these free events. Tel Aviv's City Hall also provides mats and lawn chairs for passersby to relax while digging the sweet grooves.
Radio Tel Aviv 102.0 FM even occasionally broadcasts Jazz B'shdera performances, allowing those unable or unwilling to make the trip a chance to still snap your fingers to these street beats without leaving home.
The performance this Friday, May 24 will include local Israeli jazz band the Tel Aviv Jazz Shake and feature special guest Israeli female jazz singers Daphne Levy and Tami Gerassi, as well as Slovenian drummer Gasper Bertoncelj. The musical happening will take place from 12 P.M. to 3 P.M. Be there or be square.
Jazz B'shdera. Hours: 12 P.M.- 3 P.M. Corner of Dizengoff Street and Ben-Gurion Boulevard. Entrance and seating are free.