One of those overnight sensations" who's been working steadily for years, Israeli-born pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has finally caught a rocket. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton
, as well as leader of his own groups, Hendelman is also a first-call arranger and accompanist for some of the best vocalists around, including Roberta Gambarini
, Jackie Ryan
, Angela Hagenbach
and Greta Matassa
. He was involved in pop icon Barbra Streisand
's flirtation with jazz, playing on her Love is the Answer
(Columbia, 2009) and also backing her on Oprah's TV show, in London, and at the Village Vanguard.
AAJ Contributor Dr. Judith Schlesinger spoke at length with Hendelman, about his increasingly ubiquitous presence on the jazz scene, his debut as a leader, Playground (Swing Bros, 2008), working with Barbra Streisand, and much more.
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