Meet Eyal Lovett: Israeli-bron pianist and composer Eyal Lovett creates a wide range of music. Although classically trained, he is deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, as well as other musical traditions rotted from Israel and the Middle East.
Lovett's debut album, Let Go (Self Produced, 2013), was recently released this past November. Let Go features Kenneth Dahl Knudsen
. Lovett is an award-winning alumnus of the joint program between The Israeli Conservatory and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. During his time at The New School, he was fortunate enough to study with musicians like Sam Yahel
Lovett has toured with his trio in Denmark and Berlin, playing in different venues including the Aarhaus International Jazz Festival. He is also a member of the Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Quinted and has toured Denmark, Poland, and Germany with them.
Teachers and/or influences? Sam Yahel, George Cables, Ari Hoening, Omri Mor, and Amit Golan
I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I went to study something else in university.
Your sound and approach to music: I search for a personal and emotional sound. I try to make music that lets meand perhaps my listenerscloser to us.
Your teaching approach: Music starts from the ear. You need to hear and feel it in order to play it; honestly is above all.
Your dream band: My own band.
Favorite venue: Pardon To tu in Warsaw, Poland Waldo Bar in Berlin, Germany Klaverstemmeren in Aalborg, Denmark Levontin 7 in Israel.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why? I only have one, Let Go.