After years of enjoying our own symphony orchestra and theater, Haifa can now take pride in its newest performing arts organization: The Big Band Haifa Jazz Orchestra! This professional ensemble is a division of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra comprising a17 piece group with winds and rhythm section. Most of the players are members of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra with a few of northern Israel's top jazz instrumentalists brought in to fill out the ranks. The HBB Jazz Orchestra is led by Jeffrey Howard, the principal clarinetist of the Haifa Symphony. Before making aliya from the United States, Jeff performed with a number of jazz bands and combos as both saxophonist and Band Leader. The repertoire of the HBB Jazz Orchestra includes favorite Jazz Classics Standarts and many others styles including Swing, Blues, Latin and even Fank & Rock. The soloists have perfomed with the Band as: Daniel Glass, Hary Waters,Andrey Kondakov, Chiara Galana, Leonid Ptashka, Eden Golan,Kadry Voorand,Oleg Butman and mor. Haifa Big Band took part in the International " Enjoy Jazz Festival" in Mannheim, Concert Tour in Shanzen The performances was scheduled by in collaboration between the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Israeli consul in China. Mano Sapanut Jazz Cruiz, Marsey Jazz Fest in France.