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The New Quartet

meet the band

  • Shauli Einav - saxophones
  • Laurent Coulondre - Keyboards
  • Eran Har Even - Guitar
  • Paul Wiltgen - Drums
  • Shauli Einav - saxophones

    Shauli Einav - saxophones

    Saxophonist & Composer Shauli Einav has been described as a "remarkably complete musician, a virtuosic soloist with a lush sound on both soprano and tenor whose compositions are daring and deep" (All About Jazz). His album “Opus One” (Plus Loin Music) was reviewed as a "Smartly played, swinging and evocative jazz album” (DownBeat Magazine). Einav recently relocated to Paris after seven fruitful years in the vibrant music scene of NYC. Over there, he played with some of the leading jazz figures as Aaron Goldberg, Avishai Cohen, Don Friedman, Eliot Zigmund, Omer Avital, Johnathan Blake, Shai Maestro, Walt Weiskopf, Frank Gambale, Dave Liebman & Gilad Hekselman. Einav has performed with his ensembles on the main stages such as Duc des Lombards, Sudtirol Jazzfest, Rochester Jazz Festival, Swing Hall Tokyo, Bohemia Jazz Festival, Venice Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Smalls, Kitano, The Knitting Factory, Unterfahrt among many others. Born 1982 in the countryside of Israel and started playing the violin at the age of 4, at 13 he switched to the saxophone and started playing with many Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv based bands. In 1998 Einav was discovered by the legendary American saxophonist Arnie Lawrence who came to Israel to bring peace between Jews and Arabs through music. Mr Lawrence (who was mentored by Ben Webster) was the connecting piece between Jerusalem & Tel Aviv musicians to NYC’s Jazz heritage. Einav, later on, completed his BA at the Jerusalem Academy and earned his Master’s degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
  • Laurent Coulondre - Keyboards

    Laurent Coulondre - Keyboards

    Laurent Coulondre, a young pianist from Vauvert, France. He won a Victoire du Jazz award in 2016 and, just recently, the award for "French Record of the Year" from the Académie du Jazz for Michel on My Mind. Moreover Jazz Magazine named him "French Musician of the Year” and featured him on their February 2020 cover. In a duet or a trio, as leader or sideman, alongside other great musicians, a French jazz star is on the rise! Laurent Coulondre burst onto the scene in 2015. He already had three trio albums to his credit, including the famous Schizophrenia, a new reversible trio concept in which he plays both the piano and the organ. He embodies a talented, uninhibited generation blazing new trails in French jazz. For example, in 2017, as half of the duo Keys and Drums he recorded Gravity Zero, which took us to the limits of experimentation. For that album, he asked France’s top drummers—the indestructible André Ceccarelli, Martin Wangermée, Yoann Serra and Cyril Atef—to brew a clever mix of jazz rock and groove with a contemporary approach sounding almost electronic. Since then, the keyboard wizard has performed at the biggest national and international festivals.
  • Eran Har Even - Guitar

    Eran Har Even - Guitar

    Eran Har Even (born on April 22, 1983) is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator residing in Amsterdam. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits. These include prominent musicians such as Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Jamal Thomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few. For a decade Eran has been a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam - teaching ear training, theory, guitar and coaching ensembles - training the next generation of aspiring Jazz and Pop musicians. Besides, Eran is a guest teacher in music schools and jazz-seminars around the world, while performing regularly in the most renowned venues and festivals.
  • Paul Wiltgen - Drums

    Paul Wiltgen - Drums

    Luxembourgish drummer Paul Wiltgen is internationally recognized as an accomplished jazz percussionist and a forward-thinking composer. His most recent appearance on Whirlwind sees him team up with Michael Janisch, Kristjan Randalu and leader Patrick Cornelius for Acadia: Way of the Cairns, an album which explores music inspired by Acadia National Park in Maine. After rising to the top of the Benelux jazz scene, Wiltgen moved to New York and the Manhattan School of Music in 2001. Since then, he has appeared with musicians including Joshua Redman, David Binney, Miles Okazaki, Linda Oh, Ambrose Akinmusire, Will Vinson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Franz von Chossy, Tim Collins, Cedric Hanriot and Pablo Held. As well as the TransAtlantic Collective, Wiltgen works closely with small groups, including Organic Trio, Reis/Demuth/Wiltgen and guitarist Brian Seeger


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