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Gidi Derzy

Gidi Derzy was born in to a musical family, started piano lessons in age of 6 with classical music till 13, Also listened to jazz, funk, rock & pop at that time. Then he moved to jazz and other geners he started to compose and arrange his own music. In 17 years old he decided to study in a conservatory on Jazz genre. Gidi graduated 2 jazz conservatory's on the first one he played in a local jazz big band of the conservatory in the north of Israel and the second was in Tel Aviv till the age of 25. ​ Along the way he played with different band's and genres like - blues, jazz, fusion, funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, rock, progressive and more. Gidi recorded & produced couple of albums and singles to different artists in Israel includes his own projects.

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Shalosh: Onwards and Upwards Indeed

Read "Shalosh: Onwards and Upwards Indeed" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Shalosh is the Hebrew word for “three," and also a powerhouse piano trio from jny: Jerusalem with a dynamic rhythm section featuring drummer Matan Assayag and bassist David Michaeli with Gadi Stern on the keys. The group formed in 2014 when Stern and Assayag, who've known each other since childhood, joined with Michaeli for the trio's ...

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

The May Fall Crew

Making music since the age of seven, despite never acquiring musical education, May Fall has always aspired to educate himself. His longtime band Road to Evenmind has been a creative incubator where he and his friends matured together, both personally and musically, during more than two decades. After experimenting with a wide variety of musical genres, including his recent synth-pop project spawning two unforgettable singles “Same Code” and “Blind Zone”, he revived his old dream of exploring the realms of jazz-fusion, while seamlessly blending inspirations from a variety of musical domains, such as pop, electronic, world music, funk and rock

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Doron Segal

Doron Segal was seven years old when he started taking piano lessons at the Karmiel conservatory in northern Israel. At the conservatory, he spent nine years studying classical piano playing. Then, at the age of sixteen, he was introduced to jazz music by his brother who gave him recordings of jazz music played by Michel Petrucciani, Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson. He became fascinated by the atmosphere of jazz music and began playing in jazz groups. In the years that followed, he played jazz music in various projects, competitions and bands in Israel. At the age of twenty-one, Doron started studying at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, majoring in Jazz Piano, studying with Avi Adrian and Yuval Cohen

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

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Tal Arditi

Tal Arditi (born in 1998) Guitarist and composer from Israel. Recognised as a young guitar prodigy , Tal started to study in the prestige ”Jazz institute” program, by ”Rimon Music University” when he was only 16. in the age of 18, he graduated from ”Rimon” sucsessfully with a Jazz Diploma, and decided to move to Berlin. In Berlin he quickly became one of the most wanted players in the local and international Jazz scene, and started to play regularly in clubs and festivals all over Europe. In 2017 he was a finalist in ”Conad Jazz Competition” and preformed in ”Umbria Jazz Festival” With his one trio. In June 2018 , Tal has been chosen to participate in the prestige jazz programme ”Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” in Washington DC. in February 2018, Tal recorded his debut album ”Portrait”, live at ”A-Trane” jazz club, together with Andreas Lang on Bass and Tobias Backhuse on Drums. The idea behind the name ”Portrait” is, That the concert in ”A-Trane” was a portrait of Tal’s life until that point

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Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

Eli Degibri Preps You For The Red Sea Jazz Festival

My first memory of the jazz festival in Eilat was when I was around 15 years old, about a year before I was allowed to head down south by myself. I had to imagine what it would really be like there while listening to live broadcasts religiously on Kol Israel Radio. To this day I still ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Amir Seibert: Alpha Centauri

Read "Alpha Centauri" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

This music expedition to the closest star system to our sun comes by way of Tel Aviv composer Amir Seibert in Alpha Centauri. It's a continuation of 2014's The Interstellar Suite EP featuring a galaxy expanding theme with a striking arrangement of strings and voice. This time around the five track EP focuses ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi: Birdwatching

Read "Birdwatching" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Israeli pianist/composer Anat Fort augments her longstanding trio with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider by adding Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi (who plays alto clarinet throughout) for her third ECM album, following 2010's And If. The trio had long been based in New York City, but since Fort 's return to Israel and Schneier's return ...


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