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Alec Katz

Alec Katz is a sought after pianist, arranger, producer and educator. Began playing professionally on local scene in Israel in the early 1990's. Worked with visiting artists such as Abraham Burton, Walter Blanding, Valery Ponomarev, Arnie Lawrence and others.

In 1996-98 did his studies at The Royal Conservatory, The Hague Holland (Frans Elsen and Barry Harris). While in Europe, Alec has a played and recorded with a some of the best musicians there.

Back in Israel performs on major festivals, clubs and concert halls with renowned Israeli musicians as well as with international artists such as: Slide Hampton, Donald Harrison, Eric Alexander, Stefon Harris, Nasheet Waits, Jeanne Bryson, Renee Lee, Dave Cliff, Jean Loup Longnon and others

In 2000 has made a recording featuring legendary drummer Billy Hart. In 2003 in New York recorded with the vocalist Simona Arones featuring veteran Jazz/R&B keyboard artist Harry Whitaker Jr. In November 2004 performed with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with the works by Gershwin and Ellington.

In the fall of 2009 has produced a tour for renowned bassist Chuck Israels that included master classes and performances with the Chuck Israels Trio.

Alec has performed on a major stages in Israel - Eilat and Tel Aviv Jazz festivals, Jerusalem Theater, Einav Music Center, Gerard Bachar Center, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum, Haifa Cinemateque, Camelot, Shablul, Zappa and other clubs and venues around the country

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Tel Aviv

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Alec Katz is a member of the faculty at The Israel Conservatory of Music Tel Aviv, The Center For Jazz Studies (The New School University academic program) and Rimon School of Music where he is serving as The Head of Piano Department. Alec teaches privately and via Skype. He is available for master classes, clinics, group piano classes and improvisation workshops for all instruments. https://aleckatzmusic.com

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