“In jazz”, muses Lena Bloch, “many things come together that are thought of as opposites: mind and feeling,
responsibility and abandonment, looseness and precision, improvisation and composition. I just love that.”
Lena’s love for jazz has taken her on a challenging and circuitous voyage.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Lena immigrated to Israel in 1989, then moved to Europe, where she was a part of the
European jazz scene (Germany and Holland) for 12 years, finally came to the United States, earning Master's
Degree in Composition and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008, where she quickly became a contributor to one of
the most fertile and interesting jazz scenes of recent memory