Gilad Atzmon

The Big Session at De Montford Hall, Leicester Picture date: 13 June, 2008
The Big Session at De Montford Hall, Leicester
Picture date: 13 June, 2008
Photo taken by Jason Sheldon

Born in Israel on 9th June 1963

Until 1994 acted as producer-arranger for various Israeli Dance & Rock Projects, performing in Europe and the U.S.A. playing ethnic music. Highly involved in the Israeli musical scene.

Toured with Memphis Slim and supported many international jazz names such as Jack De Johnette, Michel Petrucciani, Richie Byrach and others.

In 1996 through to 1998 awarded HMV Top Dog Award at the ‘Birmingham Int’ Jazz Festival’. Wrote Dance material with DJ Face and toured Japan with Simon Turner. Toured with ‘Jazz Africa’ ( Gail Thompson). Kenwood Dennard in the Middle East and recorded with Simon Turner.

1998-9 Toured and recorded with Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Mike Scott ( Water Boys), Little Mothers (‘The Worry’) and Simon Fisher Turner. Released a Solo Trio album ‘Take It Or Leave It’ (‘Face Jazz’) and a dance EP ‘Juizz Music’ (‘Fruit Beard).

In 2000 performed and recorded with ‘The Blockheads’ and SFT. Released a new solo album ‘Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House ensemble'(ENJA Records) and performed with the ensemble on prestigious U.K.festivals and stages as well as in Europe and the Middle East. Played with Bill Le Sage’s ‘The Be-Bop Preservation Society’.

Gilad’s solo albums:

1993  Spiel
1995  Spiel Acid Jazz Band
1995  Spiel- Both Sides
1999  Take it or Leave it
1999  Juizz Muzic
2000  Gilad Atzmon &The Orient House Ensemble
2001  Nostalgico
2003  Exile
2004  Musik

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