Jazz @ The Submarine: Yotam Ben-Or Quartet

Internationally acclaimed harmonica player and composer, Yotam Ben-Or, is “playing at a level that, in my opinion, matches Stevie Wonder himself״ (Bass Musician Magazine).

The Israeli-Beligan award-winner, based in NYC formed his quartet in 2015 joined by some of the leading emerging artists of the NYC jazz scene. The quartet has performed at prestigious venues and festivals such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bric JazzFest, Carnegie Hall and toured throughout the Americas, Europe, and Israel. Ben-Or had the privilege to work with and be mentored by musicians such as Avishai Cohen (bass), Gregoire Maret, Jason Moran, Ben Street and more. In June 2018, the quartet released their debut album ‘Sitting on a Cloud’ featuring Ben-Or’s original compositions laced with richly inspired and deeply honest sounds that will transport you to the rugged, yet sultry landscapes of your mind’s eye.

“Playing at a level that, in my opinion, matches Stevie Wonder himself, Yotam holds his own with the piano, bass and drums” Bass Musician Magazine

“This harmonica man’s debut set shows the spirit of Toots Thielemans is alive and well..[he] knows how to lead and puts his crew through the right moves..” Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Throughout the album, his smooth use of flourishes and trills on harmonica are as exciting as his perfectly reached highs, and lows that never break apart. Embracing the role of melody maker, Ben-Or sparkles with a talented ensemble.” Debbie Burke, Jazz Author

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