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Fred Israel

Composer/Multi-instrumentalist on Piano & Saxophone [email protected] fredisrael.com www.facebook.com/fredisraelmusic fredisrael1.bandcamp.com

-Born and resides in New York City -Has performed various jazz forms in East Coast U.S., Los Angeles, Colorado, Sweden, Norway and Denmark -Joint-lead group Balke-Israel Quartet opened for Stanley Clarck @ Chateau Neuf, Oslo, -Has performed or recorded with vibraphonist Karl Berger, Danish saxophonist Öle Kuhl, pop artists George MacCrae, The Crystals, and various Scandinavian artists -Recorded “Fashions of Moon” on now defunct Danish label, Hookfarm Records, which received positive reviews in MM magazine, Scandinavia’s prime music publication at the time -Performed piano improvisations regularly for U.C.L.A & Santa Monica College modern dance departments and provided original electronic music tracks for a variety of choreographers, including a recent performance in NYC Tisch Center. -Has played numerous jazz gigs around the NYC metro area -Has taught at Powerhouse Jazz and Blues School, Örebro, Sweden -Composer in Residence at International Composers Center, Visby, Sweden 2015 & 2016 -Self-released E.P. Tinted Blue, a modern interpretation of blue, blues, and blues-ness in 2019 -Self-released digital album, Ethereal Material, November 30th, 2021 -Currently producing recordings of original jazz compositions.


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From radio airplay review of Mountain Life from the album Ethereal Material

Radio Airplay: Control Panel: 12/12/21, 8'36 PM Song: Mountain Life Overall Impression: Brimming with incredible creativity and strikingly bold in its execution, “Mountain Life” is a truly epic jazz fusion adventure that combines a colorful melodic quirkiness with an audacious sense of harmonic flair. Fred Israel has conjured up a wildly vivid jazz fusion odyssey that is incredibly fun to get lost in, melodies fly, sweep, and bounce off one another with vivid animation whilst the tracks heavy use of polyrhythms gives the song its marvelously high-level unpredictability, helping to ensure listeners are kept firmly on their toes from start to finish. Strongest Point(s): Harmonically, rhythmically, and melodically, there is an abundance for listeners to really sink their teeth into, the maturity of the ideas on display is clear evidence that Fred is extremely well versed in the jazz world and has a unique approach to writing that helps establish his own unique musical identity brilliantly

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Ethereal Material

Self-Released
2021

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