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Tal Blumstein at Tea Lounge
Jul 24, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Pianist and composer Tal Blumstein was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. When he was six, he started studying classical piano and soon became a professional performing artist. At the age of fifteen he turned into the world of Jazz and popular music out of great interest for improvisation.
In 2008 he graduated with honors from the prestigious Jazz department of the Thelma-Yellin High School for the Arts, and after a few months joined the Israeli Defense Forces Orchestra as a lead-pianist and keyboardist. During his military service, Tal got the chance to musically-produce a few groups in his unit orchestra before and during their USA and European tours.
Also during the service, Tal began pursuing his degree in performance at the collaborative musicianship-excellence program of the Center for Jazz Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC and graduated from the program with highest honors (valedictorian). During the years he collaborated with artists from the top of the jazz scene in Israel and the U.S., and some top recording Israeli pop artists. Among his teachers are Sam Yahel, Aaron Goldberg, LeeAnn Ledgerwood, Reggie Worman, Kevin Hayes and more.
In the past few years, Tal has been leading his own original composition based groups, with his piano trio in the center of his career. The trio released its first album entitled “Tal Blumstein Trio” featuring bassist Max Oleartchik, drummer Itay Morchi and vocalist Dea Juris in April 2014.