About Me

I'm an Israeli born guitar player and composer, playing the guitar since the age of 13. Mostly self taught, my training focused mainly on jazz tradition and improvisation. In my playing style I try to express my perception of  jazz harmony and rhythms through the guitar. I try to bring out the natural acoustic sound of the guitar.

 

My compositions explore different rhythms and feels as a platform for a group improvisation. The harmonies I use are a mix between jazz harmony and the Israeli music I grew up listening to.

Vertz Trio

For the past few years my main focus is the trio featuring two great musicians and friends Zeev Zilberman (double bass) and Itai Meshorer (percussion). The slightly untraditional ensemble and compositions push us away from the usual jazz trio concept.

we've been performing regularly in the Israeli jazz scene. The music feels fresh and im thrilled to share it with the listeners. Lately we have released a few original compositions of mine, and we are looking forward to record and share more of them soon.

Umami Quartet

My album - "A First Taste" was released in 2010 to critical acclaim. This album was recorded with a group called Umami. The music in this album is all originals written by me and co-member Noam Elron , who also plays the double bass. I had the pleasure of playing with the great drummer Noam Israeli  and tenor saxophonist Arnan Raz.

© 2019 by Eran Vertzberger.