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Yoav Eshed

Yoav Eshed is an award-winning guitarist and and composer born in Israel, based in Brooklyn, NY. Yoav started to play the piano at the age of 3 and displayed prodigious abilities playing Haydn, Bach and Mendelssohn. He picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and found his unique way to play the guitar with a pianist approach. Since then he has been performing around the world with top Israeli jazz musicians. He has annually received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships for Jazz since 2008. Received scholarships from the ‘NY New School for Jazz’ and won the ‘Prestigious Dean Award’ from Berklee College Of Music as well as the Guitar Achievement Award from Berklee for an outstanding musicianship. Winner of Lee Ritenour jazz competition ‘Six String Theory’, the annual jazz competition in Israel ‘The Jazz Player’ and the Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition, Solo Instrumental prize of ‘Made in New York’ jazz competition. “Gifted musician with emotional depth and brilliant technical abilities” Mick Goodrick


America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Prestigious Dean’s Award by Berklee College Of Music Israeli government support prize of original creation 1st prize Winner of the Jazz section on ‘Six String Theory’ International Guitar Competition 1st prize Winner of The ‘Rimon’ Annual Jazz Competition 1st prize winner of Made in New York Jazz Competition Solo Instrumental Finalist of The Thelonious Monk Institute Masters Program Berklee College of Music Dean’s List 3rd place of The Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition Finalist of Wilson Center Guitar Competition Guitar Achievement Award - Berklee


D'angelico Guitars Kirlin Cables


Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

A Way Out



Places, Real and...

AaronBahr Music


A Gathering Storm

From: Places, Real and Imagined
By Yoav Eshed


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