Born and raised in Israel, Uri began playing the Saxophone at age of 11.
He was a member of the Israeli Air Force Big Band and the Tel Aviv Jazz
Orchestra, and at 19, he won the prestigious Jazz Player of the year competition
in Israel, leading him to represent his country in the IASJ convention. In 2002 Uri
was selected to represent Israel in the European Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Additionally, he is a member of the United Nations Youth Big Band. After his
army service, Uri received a scholarship and relocated to Boston to attend the
prestigious Berklee College of Music. Uri graduated with honors and moved to
New York City, where he currently resides.
Over the past few years, Uri has performed in major international jazz festivals
in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Dave
Liebman, New York Voices, Django Bates, Esperansa Spalding, Francisco Mela
and many more.
Uri’s debut album, “The Storyteller”, featuring Chris Cheek and rising star
drummer Francisco Mela, is available through New York based label, Tzadik