“If a curtain were to be drawn in front of him, no one could tell which instrument was being played” - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
“Borders on the impossible” - De Volkskrant (NL)
Oded Tzur is a New York City based saxophonist, composer and bandleader. His work draws on Indian classical music and Jazz, and explores fundamental connections between different musical traditions. Tzur is also responsible for the development of “Middle Path”, a saxophone technique that extends the instrument’s microtonal capacity.
Tzur has emerged on the international stage after having invested a decade in research on Indian music. He presented his saxophone technique at key institutions around the world, such as Trinity College of Music, the Amsterdam Conservatory, the California Jazz Conservatory and more. In 2011, the saxophonist moved to New York and joined forces with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz to create the Oded Tzur Quartet.
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A Discovery - Radio France
“The audience remains in suspense and hardly dares applaud, not to break
the magic of the moment.” – Jazzques (Belgium)
“Oded Tzur enters the international Jazz scene as a musical storyteller” –
“Themes of heightened melodic beauty, leading to a flowing river of narrative
improvisations” – Jazz Thing (Germany)