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Tal Klein

Tal Klein is an Israeli Jazz pianist, composer and educator based in New York City.

He was classically trained to play piano from the age of 6 . He was introduced to jazz at the age of 14. He studied at Katzanelson HS Music Dept. - Kfar Saba Israel for three years. During that time Tal was involved in a symphonic orchestra, big bands, and various ensembles. At the age of 17 he won the 2nd place Regional "Best Jazz Musician" (Youth). Afterwards he was accepted to the Israeli Police Orchestra as a lead pianist there he served 3 years from the age of 18-21. During his service he played in the most desired places and Festivals in Israel such as: The President House, The “Knesset”, Karmiel Festival, Klezmer Festival in Tzfat, The Israel Museum, “Ha’Bima” The House of the American Ambassador etc. with the most known pop singers in Israel for instance: Yehoram Ga’on, Yehudit Ravitz, Nurit Hirsh, Daniel Solomon, Kobi Aflalo etc. In addition Tal had started his studies in the TLV Center for Jazz Studies (New York New School) with the top Israeli Jazz players.

He was also teaching private lessons and playing additional gigs in different venues in Israel. At the age of 23 Tal moved to New York City and started his studies at The New School which he finished at May 2018. Today Tal is a full time working musician playing in deferent venues in NYC and teaching. He is also mentored by Pianist/Organist Sam Yahel writing New Music and working on a project to record it.


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Meet Tal Klein Israeli composer, pianist and organist Tal Klein started playing music when he was six years old. He was introduced to jazz at 14. He studied at the music department of the Katsanellson high school in Kfar Saba. During that time Klein was already playing gigs as a professional musician and at 17, placed 2nd in “HaSharon" regional competition.Afterwards, Klein served the IDF between November 2011 and November 2014 as the lead pianist of the Police ...

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