American vibraphonist of Israeli origin Eldad Tarmu is currently based in New York. He holds a Masters Degree in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles, a Master of Classical Composition and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. He has recorded and performed with some of the most significant figures in their musical genres, including Poncho Sanchez, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Cybil Shepherd, Freddie Hubbard, Billie Higgins, Frank Morgan and Ron Affif. He has performed in over twenty-five countries around the world in various festivals and concert tours. He has six CDs under his own name, including Get Up Close, which was number twenty on the US Jazz radio charts for four straight weeks. His latest CD, Stained Glass Stories, features a woodwind quintet and vibraphone.
Mike Balter Mallets, K&K Sound System
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
Greg Debonne - Hollywood2You
Tarmu's arrangements reveal an excellent feel for making the music move.
Dave Nathan - AMG
An excellent vibraphone player..
New York City
Willing to teach
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
Available during weekdays, occasionally during weekends.
Jazz Harmony for Classical Musicians - Seven Easy Lessons