Tal Blumstein - Pianist, composer
Max Oleartchik - bass
Itay Morchi - drums
Tal Blumstein Trio is currently booking their European tour of fall 2015 with the music of their successful debut album “Tal Blumstein Trio” (released in May, 2014).
The tour will take place in September – October, 2015.
Pianist and composer Tal Blumstein was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. When he was six, he started studying classical piano and soon became a professional performing artist. At the age of fifteen he turned into the world of Jazz and popular music out of great interest for improvisation.
In 2008 he graduated with highest honors from the prestigious Jazz department of the Thelma-Yellin High School for the Arts, and after a few months joined the Israeli Defense Forces Orchestra as a lead-pianist and keyboardist. During his military service, Tal got the chance to musically-produce a few groups in his unit orchestra before and during their USA and European tours.
Also during his service, Tal began pursuing his degree in performance at the collaborative musicianship-excellence program of the Center for Jazz Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC and graduated from the program with highest honors as valedictorian. During the years he collaborated with artists from the top of the jazz scene in Israel and the U.S., and some top recording Israeli pop artists. Among his teachers are Sam Yahel, Aaron Goldberg, LeeAnn Ledgerwood, Reggie Worman, Kevin Hayes and more.
In the past few years, Tal has been leading his own original composition based groups, with his piano trio in the center of his career. The trio released its first album entitled “Tal Blumstein Trio” (2014) featuring bassist Max Oleartchik, drummer Itay Morchi and Finnish vocalist Dea Juris (track 3), which gained great success during a tour Tal played with another group of his at the Bern International Jazz Festival in May 2014. The trio has been playing together since 2010, and continues to create new music and perform in Israel and around the world.
International festivals and concerts abroad: Bray Dunes (France) Folk Festival (2005), the International Association for Jazz Education Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada (2008), Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel – 2009 (2010), Bern International Jazz Festival (2014), three tours in the U.S. and Europe with various ensembles under the management and production music, and concerts in radio stations, halls, festivals, and clubs renowned worldwide such as Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY), The Rex Jazz Club (Toronto) and many more.
Awards: winner of Excellence Merit Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation in the field of Jazz (2010).
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