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Gasper Bertoncelj

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Born in 1978 in Kranj. He started his music career by learning trumpet at the Kranj music school. Towards the end of the primary school he got his first drums. He immediately started playing in the local jazz band. Later he joined the local brass band, and after graduating from the secondary school of economics he decided to go to the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria. He studied with acknowledged musicians like Doug Hammond, Harry Sokal and Alan Praskin. After he graduated, he left for postgraduate studies in New York. He decided to study at the acknowledged university The City College Of The City University Of New York

Album

Close to Home

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Israeli Story; Playground; Childhood Scenes; Falling in Place; Old Friends; Para Sempre (Forever); Afar (for Tal); So Tender; Saturday's Coffee; Shi'ur Moledet (Homeland Class); Olha Maria; Still Crazy After All These Years; Po (Here).

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Article: Album Review

Ari Erev: Close to Home

Read "Close to Home" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist and composer Ari Erev here delivers an intimate musical portrait containing a selection of light jazz music intended to convey a warm personal story. As the Israeli pianist states, the album “tells my story of family members, close friends and familiar places, to whom I relate and feel deep emotions towards." Along with eight original ...

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Falling in Place

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 03:59

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Ofir Shwartz Trio: Shades of Fish

Read "Shades of Fish" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


On his sophomore release, Israeli pianist Ofir Shwartz leads a new trio comprised with Israeli double bassist Gal Shaya and Slovenian drummer Gasper Bertoncelj. This release features Shwartz's progression as a composer and bandleader since his debut release, Earlier in time (sHmoo Records, 2010). Shwartz's vocabulary draws inspiration from modern jazz-- mainly in its ...

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