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Eran Har Even

Eran Har Even (born on April 22, 1983) is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator residing in Amsterdam. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits. These include prominent musicians such as Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Jamal Thomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few. 

For a decade Eran has been a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam - teaching ear training, theory, guitar and coaching ensembles - training the next generation of aspiring Jazz and Pop musicians. Besides, Eran is a guest teacher in music schools and jazz-seminars around the world, while performing regularly in the most renowned venues and festivals.

Eran’s work drew public - and media attention by it’s sui generis combination of styles and contemporary musical statements. Eran says about his music: “For me, music is like a conversation; in my compositions I compare the melody of my songs with a topic of a conversation… The solo section is where the discussion takes place… “

His unique playing and composing style is featured on numerous releases: Philippe Lemm’s “Sintra and Sonora”, Eran Har Even’s “Laws of Gravity”, EvenSanne’s “Something So Sweet” and 2018 Edison nominated “What If”, Little Know facts “In Search of the New Temple”, Pol Belardi’s “Urban Voyage”, BEAM’s “Flight Dream”, SIETSKE's “Leaving Traces” , Henk Kraaijveld “Passengers” among others. 

Alongside, composing teaching and performing Eran is dedicating his time to research: he is currently authoring a method book about the application of polyphony on guitar – it will be one of the first practical method books addressing this topic in the Jazz idiom.



  • “Excellent musician” IDF (2001)

  • America Israel foundation (2004)

  • Keep an Eye Foundation incentive prize (2015)

  • The Records (2016/17)

  • Edison award nomination (2018)


Victor Baker guitars
David Rossi guitars 
Gamechanger audio 


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Eran Har Even: Winners Of The Cosmic Lottery

Read "Eran Har Even: Winners Of The Cosmic Lottery" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

From the guitarist's album World Citizen (2020, Challenge Records Int.), “Winners Of The Cosmic Lottery" shows off some great ensemble work as well as the compositional prowess that Evan is quickly becoming known for. Xavi Torres' roiling piano solo is a great compliment to Even's enthralling guitar work. ...

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Eran Har Even: Rise

Read "Eran Har Even: Rise" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

As the title might suggest, the music on guitarist Eran Har Even's album 20/21 sprang from the depths of the pandemic years, when musicians somehow found ways to live and express themselves in the absence of being able to perform live. The opening “Rise" as well as others from this album are indelibly marked by the emotions of the time in which they were birthed but as Evan's brilliant creativity shows, the human spirit is sometimes too wondrous a thing ...

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“Stars are imagined in electronic guitar washes from expressive guitarist Eran Har Even”
Mary James - London Jazz News

“Haunting melodies, and refreshing harmony, woven through beautifully crafted compositions”
Becca Stevens

“As a guitar player myself, Eran is one of the very best in my humble opinion - an inspiring and original voice on the instrument!”
Gilad Hekselman - Guitarist, USA/IL 

"Sotoryteller on guitar" 

"... These four would probably be able to give any kind of music a good amount of flow, feeling and persuasion. The compositions of the guitarist are clever and pleasing, sometimes stubborn and abstract..."
Jazzthing magazin 

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


World Citizen Music Records



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