A native of Israel, drummer Doron Tirosh switched from classical piano to drums at the age of 13. Doron grew up in a fertile jazz environment, playing and studying with Israel’s top jazz musicians. From 2005-2007, while Doron was studying at City College of New-York, he began to play gigs in the city. He went back to Israel to study classical composition for 4 years at Tel-Aviv University while continuing to play drums and perform. Doron moved back to settle in New-York in 2015, and has been performing in jazz venues around the city and occasionally in Europe ever since. “Simply Because It’s Winter” is Doron’s debute album as a leader.
Many listeners eye even the gentlest-spirited drummer with suspicion, and they have reason. Drummers HIT
things while the band is playing. But Doron is no musical bully-boy. His melodic lyricism is the equal of
heroes Michael and Neal. If you want a gorgeous example of lyrical democracy in action, savor WRITTEN IN
Doron has a light touch — metaphorically as well as sonically. He varies the sounds he gets from his kit with a
deep intuitive intelligence, and he swings irresistibly: hear his solo introductions to PLENTY and W.B. Like my
percussive deities Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett, Doron dances in our heads