|Born||August 22, 1958|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, comedian, musician|
|Instruments||Hammond organ piano|
Yair Nitzani (Hebrew: יָאִיר נִיצָּנִי; born August 22, 1958) is an Israeli musician, songwriter, TV host and comedian.
Yair Nitzani was born in Beersheba in 1958. He is of Italian-Jewish descent. After serving in the Israel Defense Forces as a broadcaster on Galei Zahal in the 1980s, he joined the rock group T-Slam as a keyboardist and vocalist. Nitzani wrote some of the band's most famous songs, among them "Radio Chazak" (Loud Radio), "Partzufa Shel HaMdina" (The Country's Face), "Tnu Li Rokenrol" (Give Me Rock n' Roll), "Od Pgisha" (Another Date) "Chatzavim Porchim" (The Sea Squills are Blooming), and Boker Shel Kef (A Great Morning). His identifying mark in the band was a faucet glued to his forehead.
As CEO of the Hed Artzi recording company, he discovered new musical talent in Israel, such as the band Friends of Natasha and the singer Adam. It was Nitzani's idea to mix Ofra Haza's Yemenite songs with a modern beat. He persuaded Izhar Ashdot to produce Galbi and Im Ninalu.
Nitzani was voted to the board of directors of Acum (Israel's copyright society). In 2002, he was a consultant of content to Comverse. He was an adviser to Tunewiki, a leading app for lyrics.
As a soloist, he gained fame with his comic song "Hashem Tamid". Another hit song was "Shir Hamangal" (The Mangal Song). His solo album went gold, and "Hashem Tamid" was voted song of the year.[who?]
From 2003 to 2005, Nitzani wrote and hosted three seasons of Ahorei HaChadashot (literally, "The Behind of the News") on Israeli Channel 10.
He is the owner of a music company, Yair Nitzani Music.
Nitzani is the host of Yanshufim on channel 8 on Israeli cable TV. It was named the best TV show of 2011 and 2012.[who?] He is the host of A Bit High, a weekly culture show on channel 10 in Israel. He also writes a weekly satiric column for Israel Today, Israel's most popular newspaper.
- T-Slam - Loud Radio
- T-Slam - T-Slam 2
- T-Slam - For Collectors Only
- T-Slam with the Symphonic Orchestra of Rishon le Zion, live
- Singles - "Hashem Tamid" and "Song of the Mangal"
- "Shiro shel shafshaf", performed by Meir Banai, lyrics by Nitzani
- Shovrim, directed by Avi Nesher (1984)
- Avoda BaEnaim, directed by Yigal Shilon (1989)
- Kvod HaShagrir (1997)
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