Eldad Tarmu

Born: August 26, 1960    Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Eldad Tarmu

American vibraphonist of Israeli origin Eldad Tarmu is currently activating in the New York area, after teaching four years as a professor of Jazz Studies at Tibiscus University in Timisoara, Romania. He holds a Masters Degree in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles and has recorded and performed with some of the most significant figures in their musical genres, including Poncho Sanchez, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Cybil Shepherd, Freddie Hubbard, Billie Higgins, Frank Morgan and Ron Affif. He has performed in over twenty-five countries around the world in various festivals and concert tours...
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”Not only is Eldad a first-rate vibraphonist, but his compositional ideas also bring an interesting and innovative sound to the fore.” Craig W. Hurst - Rhombus Records ”Meet the new face of jazz vibraphone. Tarmu differs from other relatively recent jazz vibraphonists... [...] ...His modernity is inherent in the music itself while still retaining the classic foundation you’d expect to find on one of your favorite Blue Note releases.” Greg Debonne - Hollywood2You ”Tarmu's arrangements reveal an excellent feel for making the music move.” Dave Nathan - AMG ”An excellent vibraphone player... ...whose heart is unequivocally bound to Jazz, American style.” Jack Bowers - All About Jazz ”Eldad Tarmu is one of the finest vibraphonists on the jazz scene. Both on records and in live performances, he has consistently shown that he can easily hold his own with the most creative jazz musicians. His sense of swing, attractive sound and logical solos are always a joy to hear” Scott Yanow - MSN Music
Songs for the Queen of Bohemia -2007 Farewell St. George - 2007 Exotic Tales - 2005 Visits - 2003 Get Up Close - 2000 Aluminum Forest - 1998

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Jersey City, NJ

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Mallet technique, Jazz Harmony and Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Arranging, Rhythmic Studies, Ensemble Direction, World Music Styles (Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Middle-Eastern), Exotic Modes in Jazz, Rhythm Section Workshops for soloists and vocalists. Available during weekdays, occasionally during weekends.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Jazz Harmony for Classical Musicians - Seven Easy Lessons

Mike Balter Mallets, K&K Sound System

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