Birch Creek of Door County Presents Big Band Jazz Concerts

Yoav “Yoyo” Trifman, a returning student to Birch Creek from Israel, plays in rehearsal during this summer’s Jazz I session.

Yoav “Yoyo” Trifman is from Ra’anana, Israel, a city of 68,000 approximately 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, but he is currently a student of Birch Creek and performing in Egg Harbor.

Trifman’s first experience with a musical instrument was on the recorder when he was in third grade. In fifth grade, Trifman began playing baritone in the school band, but after two years, his band teacher suggested that the trombone may be a better fit. He learned to love the instrument, and although he plays several other low brass instruments, he has become most proficient on trombone and is now performing on it at Birch Creek.

Trifman and all of the other Birch Creek students and faculty members can be heard in Big Band Jazz I concerts. The annual Dutton Memorial Concert will be held July 29 with “Essentially Ellington, Basie & Miller.” July 30 will wrap up Big Band Jazz I concerts with “American Jazz at its Very Best.”

Big Band Jazz II concerts will begin on August 3 with “Star Dust” and a Night Sky Viewing after the concert with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society. Concerts on August 4 and 5 are entitled “Swing City at Birch Creek.” The floor will be open for optional swing dancing on August 5.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center is located at 3821 Highway E, Egg Harbor. All concerts begin at 8 pm with pre-concert music beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children. For complete information or to reserve tickets, call 920.868.3763. Check for additional information.