Primary Instrument: Piano
A native of Israel, Daniel Meron succeeds in expressing the diversity of influences from his homeland in his music. Nourished by the tradition of jazz improvisation, but recognizing the value of classical and folklore music, Daniel finds a way to feature his unique playing style in brilliant compositions that are both sophisticated and lyrical, communicating vivid stories and emotions to the listener. After graduating from Berklee College of Music and moving to NYC, Daniel released his debut album Directions, which gained recognition and praise in the reviews of jazz magazines, radio programs around the world, and leading jazz musicians. The album features Daniel’s trio and quintet with 60 minutes of original music, revealing his distinctive voice both as a composer and an improviser. Mr. Meron has performed at renowned venues in Israel such as the Levontin 7, Shablul Jazz, Givataim Theater, as well as on national television. He was a finalist in the Rimon Jazz Competition and the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and participated in the Costa Rica Jazz Festival. At Berklee College of Music Daniel was the winner of several scholarships and awards, studying with masters such as Daniel Perez and Joe Lovano. US performances include Florida Theater in Jacksonville, Wally’s Café and Ryles Jazz in Boston, HR-57 in Washington DC, and in NYC at Somethin’ Jazz Club, Rose Live, Caffe Vivaldi, and The Living Room. Based in New York, Daniel is currently leader of the Daniel Meron Project, a nine-piece ensemble dedicated to playing his latest compositions. Combining a jazz quartet, string quartet, and vocalist, the group produces an exciting mix of Jazz, World and Folklore elements. The recently formed group has already performed in various venues around NYC, and an East Coast tour is scheduled for the fall of 2012 following an album recording of the group. Along with his activities as composer, arranger and bandleader, Daniel continues to perform as a sideman in multiple bands around the US and Israel.
Willing to teach:
I am professional pianist and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. I recently moved to New York to promote my debut album. Besides my expertise in Jazz, I have extensive background in classical as well as contemporary music. I graduated with excellence from Berklee, and was a frequent recipient of scholarships and awards. My teaching background includes five years of private tutoring for both children and adults and I am fluent in both Hebrew and English (I have taught in both languages). I have taught beginner and intermediate piano, jazz and improvisation, contemporary piano, and music theory.