Kobi Arad

Kobi Arad Kobi Arad is one of the most Prominent, Prolific and Versatile pianist-composers-producers emerging from Israel. Having made collaborations with Stevie Wonder (who shows interest in using one of Kobi's songs for his daughter Aisha's upcoming album) and other Greats - Kobi's Soulful style spans and brings together Classical Modern, Jazz and Neo-Soul. Kobi Lives, Composes and Performs in NYC.

He is the first musician to receive a Doctorate in the field of Contemporary Improvisation / Third Stream. Arad plays jazz, pop, world, and classical music, has performed at the Tel Aviv Museum and for the Knesset and appeared on the Televised series “The Music of Ravel”.

Some of his recent albums include, 'Innovations,' 'Neun Kleine Stucke Fur Elektronische Orchester' and 'Ancient Novice' - they all exemplify diversity of style, deep musical integrity as well as notable musicianship. His Kobi Arad Band's NYC appearances include the Blue Note, NYC, Cutting Room NYC, Tonic Jazz Club, Sugar Bar, 169 Bar and Guenevere Rodriguez gallery. Its been active in the NY scene since 2007.

Awards

Stickney Award for Third Stream Excellence, 2005 NEC Doctorate Scholarship, 2007

Gear

yamaha piano, Roland and Korg Synths


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Blue Note NYC Official Bulletine: (Nov, 2009)

“Kobi Arad is one of the most Prominent, Prolific and Versatile pianist-composers-producers emerging from Israel. Having made collaborations with Stevie Wonder (who shows interest in using one of Kobi's songs for his daughter Aisha's upcoming album) and other greats - Kobi's Soulful style spans and brings together Classical Modern, Jazz and Neo-Soul. Kobi lives, composes and performs in New York City”

Jazz Times, Efrat Livni, 2010:

“The title of this CD fits its contents: its innovative! The acid-jazzy groves which intertwine with old school Hancock-like riffs and piano phrases creates a true auditory experience, from a true master-musician, Kobi Arad

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