Co-founder. Musical Director. Vocalist. Manager.
2013 - 2018
The Hazelnuts is a vocal trio founded by Yifeat Ziv and Shira Z. Carmel in 2013, taking its inspiration from vocal swing trios such as The Boswell Sisters and The Andrews Sisters. The group’s repertoire contains original songs and special arrangements for rock, pop and swing tunes.
Between the years 2013-2018, The Hazelnuts have been performing nonstop and gaining critical acclaim in Israel and abroad. The group has had the honour of performing in front of thousands of people at such in international festivals such as the Marseille Jazz des Cinqs Continents, the Festival des Cultures Juives in Paris, the Safaricom Jazz Festival in Nairobi, the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, and the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival.
The group had a chance to collaborate as a vocal trio with influential musicians and ensembles including Shlomo Gronich, Yoni Rechter, Shlomi Shaban, Jerron Paxton (US), the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Revolution Orchestra, and recently even performed in a double bill concert with legendary Manhattan Transfer vocal group (US). Between the years 2017-2108, The Hazelnuts participated in the Israeli National Theater's "Torch Song Trilogy" theatre production, performing almost a hundred shows.
The Hazelnuts are Shira Z. Carmel, Yifeat Ziv & Anat Moshkovski, accompanied by an instrumental band.