Eldad Tarmu

Eldad Tarmu

Instrument: Vibraphone | Location: New York City

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

Updated: January 22, 2020

Born: August 26, 1960

Eldad Tarmu was born in Los Angeles, California, where he started studying drums and percussion. After graduating from Tel Aviv University in Israel, he returned to the US and started touring and holding jazz clinics with various jazz ensembles, mainly in Europe and Asia. In 2005 he got his Master's degree in Afro-Latin Music, from California State University Los Angeles. The same year he was appointed Head of the Jazz Department at “Richard Oschanitzky” Jazz School of Tibiscus University in Timisoara, Romania, following a fruitful colaboration with Romanian bassist and violonist Johnny Bota, one of the school founders. In 2009 he relocated to the US again, in order to continue his education at Stony Brook University, where he got a second Master's degree, in Classical Composition. He is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance from the same school, degree pursued under the guidance of Ray Anderson. He is a professor of World Music Studies, Intro to Music and African-American Music at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. He has recently developed a Latin American Music Studies course for the College. He has also been teaching summer music classes (MUS101, MUS308) at SUNY Stony Brook Manhattan, as well as MUS568 Jazz Combo and MUS309 Music After 1900, as a teaching assistant at Stony Brook University.

He has been holding jazz clinics and workshops at festivals and also in music camps in Belgium, Indonesia, Cuba and Hungary

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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..

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Primary Instrument

Vibraphone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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

Gary Burton Gary Burton
vibraphone
Bobby Hutcherson Bobby Hutcherson
vibraphone
Milt Jackson Milt Jackson
vibraphone
Dave Pike Dave Pike
vibraphone
Tito Puente Tito Puente
band/orchestra
Cal Tjader Cal Tjader
vibraphone

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Past Concerts

Date Detail
Jan26Sun
Flying South Latin-Jazz Trio
Atlas Public House
Jersey City, NJ
Feb1Sat
Flying South Latin Jazz Trio
The Factory Restaurant & Lounge
Jersey City, NJ
Feb2Sun
Flying South Latin-Jazz Trio
Atlas Public House
Jersey City, NJ
Feb5Wed
Eldad Tarmu Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Loft
Stony Brook, NY
Feb8Sat
Flying South Latin Jazz Trio
The Factory Restaurant & Lounge
Jersey City, NJ
Feb9Sun
Flying South Latin-Jazz Trio
Atlas Public House
Jersey City, NJ