Back to All Events

Music at the Mansion hosted by Audra Mariel

Arturo returns! This month he's bringing Efrat and Kanttara Naba with him. 


To remind you about Efrat:
She is a professional violinist, violist, singer, arranger and composer. At 10 she became the youngest person to play solo with the Oak Ridge Symphony, and at 11 was the youngest person ever admitted into the Knoxville Youth Orchestra. Accepted into and offered full scholarships by the top classical violin schools in the country, Efrat settled on Indiana University. While there, she toured with the Shira Festival Orchestra in Israel, conducted by Zubin Mehta under the direction of Lorin Maazel. She also studied with revered Jazz Educator David Baker. Afterwards, she studied at the University of Tennessee, from which she received a Master’s degree in Music Performance. 

Efrat moved to NYC in 2006. Efrat (sometimes with JADE Quartet) has recorded for Ashanti, many jazz artists including Myrna Lake & Frank Senior. She was in Harry Whitakers band (Miles Davis and Roberta Flack) with notables such as Joe Magnarelli (Harry Connick Jr). The title track for her first CD, No Strings Attached, was included in the movie soundtrack for How To Seduce Difficult women and featured in its trailer that garnered more than eight million views worldwide.  Her latest album, The Silver Lining, was released on the folk circuit and debuted at #14 with great reviews! It takes influence from many genres including folk, rock, jazz, classical, gypsy, latin, country, and more!

And introducing Kanttara Naba to you:
Kanttara is a Professional Jazz and Blues Singer, Songwriter and Voice Teacher.
Born in Israel and singing since childhood, she has travelled the world singing, 
performing on national TV, theater productions along with renowned artists, 
Rita, Doodoo Fisher, Oozi Hitman, Mati Caspi, Ze’ev Revach. 
Performed with the “Sun Band” and the “Vin Cardinal Band” in Eilat, Israel.

Kanttara currently resides in the NY Tri-State Area as a solo artist and performs Jazz, Blues, R&B & Funk