Kobi Arad Career

Akanbi David
2 min readNov 20, 2017

Israeli-born Kobi Arad is an exceptional composer and a virtuoso piano player whose melodic sensibilities resist the limitations of any one classification and grasps the total range of current and conventional sounds, including jazz, world, established, pop, and everything in the middle. Arad has worked with ability extending from the Israeli Chamber Orchestra to Stevie Wonder, and notwithstanding recording collections and performing with his band at such recognized settings as The Blue Note and Jazz at Lincoln Center he is presently a transcriber and arranger for Warner Brothers and Hal Leonard Publications.

He took part in various publicized boards and meetings on IBA (Israeli national radio). Known for his exceptionally sweeping, falling playing style, Arad is additionally the principal performer in history to get a Doctorate in the field of Contemporary Improvisation and Third Stream, which was gave on him by the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Kobi Arad’s creations have been highlighted in conspicuous scenes including Israel’s National Radio, IBA (“Lullaby for String Quartet and a Tape,” and Several Full-Program interviews with Zmira Luzky); Jordan Hall, Boston (“Ancient Novice,” String Quintet, highlighting individuals from Boston Symphony Orchestra) and (“Elegy for Violin Solo and Jazz Big Band,” Bob Brookmeyer’s Composers Orchestra); BMI Composer’s Workshop Orchestra, (“Awakened by Grace,” — A Tribute to Bob Brookmeyer); Rekanati Hall, Tel Aviv Museum (“Recomposition of Hindemith, ‘Wir Bauen Ein Stadt”, highlighting Israeli Chamber Orchestra); Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC (‘Up the Ladder’ including Jazz Trio); New Jersey Performing Center (“Sunshine Upon Our Face,” Featuring vocalist Aisha Hosley); Harvard– Epworth Church, Cambridge, MA, (‘Sufi Songs,’ highlighting a Jazz Trio with Cecil McBee and Bob Moses); Einav Cultural Center, City Hall, Tel Aviv, (‘Free Jazz Large Ensemble highlighting Lucas Ligeti and Steve Hornstein”); Hangar 13, Tel Aviv (“Overture-Fantasia” Suite for String Trio, Featuring Members of Israeli Philharmonic).

In New York City, Arad has performed with ‘Kobi Arad Band’ in Blue Note NYC, Jazz Lincoln Center, Knitting Factory, Sugar Bar, Tonic, Cutting Room and extra driving veneues. His collections, which incorporate ‘Developments,’ ‘Neun Kleine Stucke Fur Elektronische Orchester’ and ‘Antiquated Novice’ all embody assorted variety of style, profound melodic trustworthiness and additionally remarkable musicianship.

Kobi has been an adored individual from the Art Kibbutz people group for a long time: he made creative joint efforts to consolidate different perspectives and subjects found in nature — wind, water streaming, fire — and locate their melodic articulation in Divine Names and Hebrew letter blends. He began recording his new CD at Art Kibbutz and made a pivotal cooperation with Ikhlaq Hussein Khan, Pakistani sitar maestro who is on a comparable mission from a Sufi viewpoint. More

He likewise partook in our residency program and introduction on Governor’s Island in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has benevolently given his execution at a few Art Kibbutz advantage gatherings and occasions before. In 2017 Kobi is performing with Oran Etkin on Sunday, August 13 at 6 PM — 8 PM at the Sideshow Gallery (319 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn) welcoming individual visual craftsmen from our group to team up.