Originally from Haifa, Irit grew up on a diet of jazz, classical, radio pop and the amazing rhythms of Ladino and in 2013 she released an album of jazz standards reinterpreted , winning critical acclaim and allowing her to tour Europe for the first time.
While in London she met Jonathan Quarmby, fresh from producing the Mercury winning Benjamin Clementine album, and the two set to work crafting an album of 12 rhythmic, bright, colourful pop-influenced songs, not quite latin, not quite jazz, but totally uplifting.
The album ‘Hello’, to be released later this year is driven by accordion, Latin guitar, trumpets and Irit’s effortless vocals. It’s an album that will sit comfortably between Astrid Gilberto, Beuna Vista Social Club and Christian and The Queens, it will delight but confound all expectations. Be prepared to be won over and say “hello” to Irit!