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Dor Herskovits

Dor Herskovits is an Israeli drummer based in Boston. 
 He began pursuing his passion for music at the age of 14, studying drumming and guitar. Dor studied in Rimon School of Music in Israel, while performing with top local artists in the Israeli Jazz scene. In 2010 Dor transferred to Berklee College of Music on an international scholarship. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at Berklee, Dor had spent a year in New York exploring the affluent jazz scene and performing and teaching. During that year he had also participated in the semi-finals of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz drummer competition. Recently, Dor had completed his Masters degree in jazz performance at the New England Conservatory. Today he performs regularly as a sideman as well as a bandleader in Boston and all around New England and New York. He volunteers in community outreach performances, composes original materials, teaches private lessons and gives master classes on Jazz drumming and improvisation.


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Dor Herskovits: Flying Elephants

Read "Flying Elephants" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il batterista israeliano residente a Boston Dor Herskovits è in questo disco alla testa di un quintetto di jazz moderno composto di belle individualità, dalle molte influenze, tradizionali e contemporanee. I dieci brani in programma sono tutti della penna del leader e alternano situazioni decisamente diverse: l'iniziale “Magenta" è caratterizzata da una forte intensità, accentuata dal modo prossimo al rock in cui Caio Afiune impiega la chitarra elettrica; “New Fashioned," “Come to Light" e “Palette" sono ballad su ...

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Dor Herskovits: Flying Elephants

Read "Flying Elephants" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Drummer Dor Herskovits has been recording since 2017 as a member of the forward-thinking jazz group Earprint. His own quintet has a similar modern style but does more incorporation of older jazz traditions into its work. This group's music can be either raucous or dreamy and sometimes brings up refracted echoes of other players. On “Palette" pianist Issac Wilson and the leader sway together through a wispy melody like Paul Bley and Paul Motian accompanied by Hery Paz's ...

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Dor Herskovits Trio: Happy

Read "Happy" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Happy is the debut digit-only EP release (available here) from drummer Dor Herskovits who leads his trio, pianist Isaac Wilson and bassist Max Salinger-Ridley through one standard, “My One And Only Love" and four other original compositions totally about twenty-seven minutes of very fine music making. As a piano trio, Wilson is naturally out front, and is an extremely articulate player with a very nice touch and wonderful harmonic and rhythmic instincts, with Herskovits and Ridley providing sensitive ...

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Red Piano Records to release "Tetraptych" with Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits on April 14, 2017

Red Piano Records to release "Tetraptych" with Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits on April 14, 2017

Source: Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity

Tetraptych is Bert Seager (piano/compositions), Hery Paz (tenor saxophone), Max Ridley (upright bass) and Dor Herskovits (drums). Tetraptych is also the name of their new recording! “There’s not only smart and well-crafted modern jazz present, but innate beauty and serene confidence in Seager’s music." – Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide “Seager has distilled his lyrical approach into perfectly balanced and unfailingly beautiful music full of quiet subtleties.” –Ed Hazell, The Boston Phoenix “Seager's group balances fresh immediacy and a ...

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Teaches all levels, full hour private lessons. All styles.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Dor gives clinics on rhythm and jazz improvisation for drummers and non- drummers alike. He explains his unique melodic approach to playing the drums in a practical way and gives food for thought for any aspiring musician.



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Flying Elephants




Self Produced


My One and Only Love

From: Happy
By Dor Herskovits

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