Rashanim is a trio of guitar, bass and drums/percussion drawing on influences including
Jewish melodies, indie rock, punk, and jazz. The ‘Jewish power trio’ is led by guitarist Jon Madof, who has worked with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Frank London, Matisyahu and many others. Shanir Blumenkranz (Pharaoh’s Daughter) is on bass, and Mathias Kunzli
(Lauren Hill) plays drums and percussion. Rashanim performs throughout the US and Europe; their latest release is ‘Masada Rock’ on Tzadik Records. The band gets its name from the noisemakers used during the Jewish holiday of Purim.