Tevet Sela is a virtuoso saxophonist and composer, and one of Israel's most prominent musicians. Over the last years, Tevet has been leading his own quartet, which exclusively performs his music.
Tevet started playing classical piano at the age of 7. When he was 12 he began playing the saxophone and his interest in Jazz started to grow. At the age of 16 he started to compose his own music and began his professional musical career. Tevet soon became a much sought after session player, playing at the house bands of the most popular Israeli television shows as well as contributing solos for soundtracks and artists releases, both in Israel and abroad.
In his repertoire, Tevet weaves together elements of soulful Jazz-funk with African and Middle Eastern music. Tevet's style of music came from him being exposed at an early age to the rich blend of cultures found in Israeli society, ranging from Jewish to North African music, and from Middle Eastern to Western music. This singular mix of influences characterizes Tevet's instantly recognizable and individual style.
Tevet, who is also a bassist, has an extraordinary sense of rhythm manifested by his ability to transform the saxophone into a rhythm instrument and to combine his tight rhythmic lines as an integral part of the rhythm section. This rhythmic approach, along with Tevet's song oriented compositions, makes for a complete and satisfying experience.