Yoav Eshed is an award-winning guitarist and composer born in Israel, based in Brooklyn, NY. Yoav started to play the piano at the age of 3 and displayed prodigious abilities playing Haydn, Bach and Mendelssohn. He picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and found his unique way to play the guitar with a pianist approach. Since then he has been performing around the world with top Israeli jazz musicians. He has annually received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships for Jazz since 2008. Received scholarships from the ‘NY New School for Jazz’ and won the ‘Prestigious Dean Award’ from Berklee as well as the Guitar Achievement Award for outstanding musicianship. Winner of Lee Ritenour jazz competition ‘Six String Theory’, winner of the annual jazz competition in Israel ‘The Jazz Player’ and prize winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition in Switzerland, Won Best Solo Instrumental prize of ‘Made in New York’ jazz international competition. Collaborated, performed and recorded with Ari Hoenig, Dayna Stephens, Shai Maestro, Omri Mor, Ali Jackson, Gilad Hekselman, Omer Avital, Lau Noah, Jean-Michel Pilc.
“Gifted musician with emotional depth and brilliant technical abilities”
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