Photo by Toan Trinh

About

I am an award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer from Jerusalem, Israel, currently based in Boston, MA.

I aspire to create deeply rooted, fresh, and idiosyncratic contemporary music. Inspired by my fascination with several folk music traditions (predominantly Ladino and American roots music), as well as my background in jazz and rock music, I take a melting-pot musical approach to create my sound. I believe that when ancient songs meet a modern interpretive approach, the creative possibilities are boundless.

Teaching (Selected):

Berklee College of Music

Cambridge Music Consortium

Club Passim School Of Music

Concord Conservatory of Music

Awards:

2022 - 2024 Traditional Arts Apprentice in Blues Music, Mass Cultural Council

2022 Emerging Artist Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation

2022 Artist-in-Residence, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

2021 Recording Grant, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel

2021 Iguana Grant, Club Passim

2010 Best Young Jazz Band, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel

Education:

2022 - 2024 Master of Music in Music Education, Bard College (current student)

2017 - 2020 Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music, Summa Cum Laude

Scholarships:

2022 - 2024 Presidential Scholarship, MA in Music Education, Longy Conservatory of Bard College

2019 - 2020 Professional Music Department Achievement Award, Berklee College of Music

2018 - 2019 Fletcher Bright Endowed Scholarship in American Roots Music, Berklee College of Music

2017 - 2020 World Tour Scholarship, Berklee College of Music

 

Performances (Selected):

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MIT Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Harvard University Smith Center

Harvard University Holden Chapel

Boston University Hillel

Longfellow House Museum, MA

Mount Auburn Cemetery, MA

Boston Art and Music Soul Festival (BAMS Fest)

ArtBeat Festival, Somerville Arts Council, MA

The 'Quin House, MA

St. Botolph Club, MA

FreshGrass Festival, Mass MOCA

GreyFox Bluegrass Festival, NY

Gallery P339, Brooklyn, NY

Folk Alliance International

Lawnya Vawnya Festival, Canada

Ossippee Valley Music Festival, ME

Acousticool, CT

Atwoods Tavern, MA

Boston City Winery, MA

The Burren, MA

Club Passim, MA

Sofar Sounds, MA

Sofar Sounds, NYC

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel

Animix International Animation Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel

Indie City Festival, Jerusalem, Israel

Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, Israel