Following a decade of intensive musical activity, Avi Lebovich returned to Israel. While abroad, Lebovich recorded albums with pop icon such as “Incognito” and collaborated with artist such as Bootsy Collins, Phillip Baily, Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Brad Meldau, Larry Willis and other legendary jazz musicians.
After returning to Israel Lebovich started putting together The Orchestra, Twelve top jazz musicians capturing the essence of the Israeli contemporary music.
The Orchestra combines jazz with different musical influences such as Funk, Ethnic, Rock, with unusual arrangements and compositions by Lebovich and the orchestra members.
The Orchestra obtained a growing fan base due to its vibrant and unique live performance and already gained an honorable place in the Israeli Jazz scene.
In September 2008 The Orchestra released its debut album “Groove Collage” which was immediately crowned as one of the musical peaks of that year.
Following the album release, the Orchestra was invited to play in Paris, Sicily, Milano & the Johannesburg international jazz festival.
The Orchestra’s 2nd album “Volcano” released in March 2013 with new original music by the Orchestra.
Recently, Avi has received two of the most prestigious awards for composition and arrangement: “The Israeli Prime Minister Award” and the “Landau Award”.