Primary Instrument: Flute
Dvir Katz is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, where he studied flute with Mr. Roman Kunsman and composition with Mr. Vyacheslav Ganelin. He is the founder of Chameleon Trio, which performs his original compositions, influenced by modern classical music and free jazz.
Alongside with performing original material, he is a member of various music groups, among others are Julia Feldman Ensemble, Musica Ficta (which performs original progressive rock by Ehud Horev), Gernica - flamenco/world music compositions by Ido Bar-Zakay and more.
Dvir Katz plays regularly with prominent figures in the field of improvised music in Israel and he has performed in the Shuni Jazz Festival in Benyamina, the Israel Festival at the Jerusalem Theater, the Abu Gosh International Festival, Beresheet World Music Festival and many other events and festivals.
Dvir`s composition is inspired from a wide scale of styles from the early 20th century composers to contemporary music figures, among those- Edgar Varez, Thelonious Monk, Béla Bartók, Ornette Coleman, Louis Sclavis, Sergey Prokofiev, King Crimson, Gyorgy Ligeti, Eric Dolphy, Paco de Lucia, Frank Zappa, Vyacheslav Ganelin and many other composers and musicians. His individual nature combined with those varied influences led to his unique style of playing and composition and to the creation of the Chameleon Trio.
”...The initiation of the “Swedish Chef” club at it`s new residence was a brilliant success; the “Chameleon Trio” concert was exciting both conceptually and musically and the Cinemateque auditorium was full with supportive audience...”
Asher Kesher- “Kol Hazman” (Jerusalem)
“...This long night concluded with one of the first performances by the new Chameleon Trio•Dvir Katz (flute) and Nitai Levi (clarinets), both swirled around the assured playing of Ora Boasson-Horev (bass). Their two pieces featured influences from modern music, chamber jazz and some snippets from progressive rock. Their patient and serious dedication to the music, as well as some inspired playing by all three players, captivated the attention of the audience and was a beautiful ending for this enchanting evening...”
Eyal Hareuveni- “All About Jazz”