Omer Ashano is an award-winning Israeli Jazz and cross-genre violinist currently residing in New York City, USA. Omer Ashano began playing classical violin at the age of six where he studied under local teachers in the town where he grew up. At the age of 13 he switched to guitar through which he got exposed to Blues, Jazz and the possibilities of improvisation. At the age of 15 Omer decided to take the skills and concepts he learned through Guitar about improvisation and develop them on the Violin in addition to the explorations of eclectic violin playing styles from Indian, Bluegrass, Celtic and Klezmer music. Continuing practicing both Jazz and Classical music, Omer was recruited to the Israeli military under the status of an Outstanding Musician given by the Israeli ministry of education. This status allowed him to keep studying and pursuing his musical career during his military service and throughout that period Omer studied both in The Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv and also in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In 2014 Omer won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for Jazz performance and in 2018 graduated from The New School of Jazz in Manhattan with Honors. Omer is a high-demand artist in the NYC music scene whilst continuing to record and perform internationally with different bands and artists in the fields of Jazz, Rock, Folk and World Music scenes
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“...He got that sort of Didier Lockwood sound but really pushes it forward and playing in his own way. You can just really tell
it’s him when he’s playing.” (Matt Holborn, The Jazz Violin Podcast)
“Dervishly moving violin”. (Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz)
New York City
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Jazz violin lessons for all levels!
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