Co-founder. Musical Director. Vocalist. Manager.
2013 - 2019
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 2013-2019, The Hazelnuts have been performing nonstop and gaining critical acclaim in Israel and abroad. The group has had the honor of performing before thousands of people at such varied venues 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 also collaborate as a vocal trio with respectable musicians such as Shlomo Gronich, Yoni Rechter, Shlomi Shaban, Jerron Paxton (US) and recently even double billing with the legendary Manhattan Transfer (US). Since February 2017 The Hazelnuts are participants of The National Theater Habima's version of "Torch Song Trilogy" play.
The Hazelnuts are: Shira Z. Carmel, Yifeat Ziv & Anat Moshkovski.