Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical
training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem
(Composition and Jazz) A multi-instrumentalist he plays
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet, Sol,
Zurna and Flutes.
Until 1994 he was a producer-arranger for various Israeli
Dance & Rock Projects, performing in Europe and the USA
playing ethnic Jewish soul music. Highly involved in the
Israeli musical scene he recorded for 'Ofra Haza' , Yeuda
Poliker and many others. He also toured with Memphis Slim
and supporting many international jazz names such as Jack De
Johnette, Michel Petrucciani, Richie Byrach and many others.
Coming to the UK in 1994, Atzmon recovered an interest in
playing the music of the Middle East, North Africa and
Eastern Europe that had been in the back of his mind for