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Shauli released his debut CD, Home Seek, in February, 2008 and was featured on WXXI NPR station in Rochester, as well as Israel's national broadcast station "Kol Hamusika," Barcelona Jazz Radio and 90.1 Jazz Station of Rochester.
Shortly after earning a B.M degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Shauli relocated to the United States, where he just graduated with Masters degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, in Rochester NY. While in Israel, he won second place in the Jerusalem Academy duo competition. In 2005, that same year, Shauli received grants from the America-Israel Culture Fund, and a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. to study in the U.S.
At Eastman, Shauli held an assistant teaching position directing the ESM Non-Jazz Majors Jazz Ensemble. He was nominated for the T.A Prize in 2008. He has gained valuable teaching experience also while working for the Eastman Summer Jazz Program in 2007 and 2008, and gave master classes while performing with the Apollo Middle School Big Band, in Greece, NY in 2006. Prior to his arrival in the States, Shauli also taught master classes in various conservatories throughout Israel.
Shauli is also a talented composer and arranger. In the summer of 2007 he completed a transcription project of the nonet recordings made by the late jazz pianist Andrew Hill. The transcriptions were played in the annual Jazz Chamber concert in Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY and Shauli was awarded the Billy Joel scholarship for his work.
His composition "Shavu'ot" received an Honorable Mention from ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Competition 2008 and also an ASCAPLUS Award. Though deeply rooted in bebop and post-bop, he aims to take jazz in new directions by combining the musical jargon of his Mediterranean Israeli heritage with the traditional western jazz standard form.
has said of him:
Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf
, who came to Israel in a mission to unite Jews and Arabs through music. Other great teachers I had are: Walt Weiskopf, Dave Liebman, Bill Dobbins, Harold Danko, Aaron Hankin, Boris Gammer, Guri Agmon and Eli Benacot.
Today, in addition to playing, Shauli resides in NYC and continues to write his own music and arrange for large jazz ensembles.
Soprano and tenor saxophones.
Teachers and/or influences?
My first jazz teacher and biggest inspiration was the late saxophonist Arnie Lawrence
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