SHALOSH is an instrumental piano trio, that belongs to the current generation of cross genre jazz groups able to reach a wide spectrum of audiences, in the Jazz world as well as in other genres.
Their music is raw, acoustic and progressive, crossing stylistic boundaries and defying definition. In its five years of activity, SHALOSH has performed an astonishing 450 international shows on some of the world’s most prestigious stages.
Despite its classic jazz trio format (piano, bass and drums) and the band members’ deep roots in jazz and improvised music, SHALOSH’s music weaves its own path and creates a unique and fascinating synthesis out of such varied genres as Rock, Classical, Electronic, African, and Middle Eastern music.
The story behind the band begins in Jerusalem, where childhood friends Matan Assayag (drums) and Gadi Stern (piano) formed the mythological Jerusalem band ‘Enoma Elish’. After the band broke up, Assayag and Stern continued their musical partnership, between Israel and New York, where Gadi lived at the time, breathing in and drawing inspiration from the local jazz scene.
In early 2014 they decided to form SHALOSH and soon enlisted bass player David Michaeli, one of today’s most promising musicians in Israel. Since their debut album, The Bell Garden, came out, in March 2014, SHALOSH has made a deep mark on the international scene.
The album received great attention and praise from the press in Israel and abroad, and was acclaimed as one of the most promising debut albums of the year. It is frequently played on Internet networks, and on the radio in Israel, Brazil, England, Poland, Germany, Austria, and the United States, and copies are sold in Japan, Europe, and the USA.