Drori Mondlak is one of the outstanding jazz drummers on today's international jazz scene. His touch, subtlety, and interactive approach to playing have brought him critical acclaim and performing opportunities with many creative musicians in diverse musical situations. He also co-leads the quartet Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak- KLARO! which currently tours and records in Europe.
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The precision, speed and reserved strength of Mondlak’s drumming are reminiscent
of Joe Morello in his early years with Dave Brubeck.
-Doug Ramsey - Rifftides
Mondlak is a deeply melodic drummer, but with the deceptive power and finessse of
someone like Joe Morello. He is is the driver's seat, pushing the soloists but never
being pushy. You get the sense that he 's arranging the improvisations from the drum
-Andrew Lentz, DRUM!
Mondlak's melodic approach to the drum set results in considerable tonal color. His
polyphonic percussion not only lays the foundation for the grooves, but also adds a
harmonic facet to their structures.
-Hrayr Attarian, JAZZIZ
“Mondlak exhibits an eloquent speech-like personality while he executes his
multiple functions; he internalizes his drum kit completely
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Drori is committed to sharing the knowledge he has
accumulated over the
course of twenty five years of his involvement with the
performing professionally in many diverse situations.
He believes that the instrument is also a means to self-
discovery and a
vehicle for creative expression that gives a person the
opportunity to develop
and express their own unique voice.
He is passionate about teaching and helping drummers
further their creative