photo by Saul Sudin


“A truly soulful experience” – NY Times
“A marvelous mashup” – Village Voice

Zion80 is a 10-piece, horn-heavy band combining the heartfelt melodies of Jewish music with the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat and the improvisational madness of the Downtown New York City scene. Led by guitarist Jon Madof (John Zorn, Rashanim, Matisyahu), Zion80 brings audiences to their feet and lifts their spirits.

Zion80 is:
Jon Madof – guitar
Frank London – trumpet
Greg Wall – tenor sax
Jessica Lurie – bari sax
Zach Mayer – bari sax
Brian Marsella – keyboards
Yoshie Fruchter – guitar
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Marlon Sobol – percussion
Yuval Lion – drums

Selected Performances:
Acht Brücken Festival – Cologne, Germany
Aperitivo in Concerto – Milan, Italy
Ashkenaz Festival – Toronto, Canada
JCC San Francisco
Jewish Culture Festival – Krakow, Poland
Joe’s Pub – NYC
Saalfelden Jazzfestival – Saalfelden, Austria
Sarajevo Jazz Festival
The Stone – NYC
Town Hall – NYC
Village Vanguard – NYC
Washington DC Jewish Music Festival