While still a young musician, Yotam Silberstein (Tel Aviv, Israel) was quickly recognized as a prodigy and was invited to perform with many of the nation’s most celebrated jazz musicians. At 21, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the Middle East. Upon receiving a scholarship to the prestigious New School, Yotam Silberstein moved to New York in 2005 and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition in that very same year.
Jazz Times noted that Yotam “has made an impact on the scene with his precision bebop lines and fleet fingered improvisation”. All About Jazz saw a resemblance between his 2009 release, Next Page and the ‘heyday’ of Blue Note Records; adding that Yotam is “forging his own path with skills and style.” As artistically gifted as he is technically proficient, Silberstein is featured on a wide variety of critically acclaimed releases including Resonance and Brasil on the Jazz Legacy Productions label, and playing with John Patittuci.
Yotam has earned his place among the jazz elite by collaborating with such luminaries as James Moody, The Heath Brothers, Roy Hargrove, George Coleman, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Paquito D’rivera, Christian McBride, John Patittuci, and many others. This versatile guitarist’s wheelhouse runs the sonic spectrum, including Brazilian, world music, blues and bebop. Silberstein’s showmanship captured the audience at the Kennedy Center in 2011. His performance earned him a return invitation for a special appearance at the KC Jazz Club. In Addition Yotam has applied his talent to composing music for film and in 2015 he received the Sundance Time Warner award for film scoring.
Yotam Silberstein has toured as a leader in major clubs and jazz festivals in Europe, Japan, South America, Singapore and the USA and has received high praise for his performances. Having performed with the world’s premier talent, Yotam has honed his craft with precision, finesse and the innate artistic touch. Both the critics and his fans celebrated the release of his new album The Village on the Jazz & People label. DownBeat magazine calls this “his most fully realized recording to date,” and says that Yotam “burns brightly alongside colleagues Goldberg, Rogers and Hutchinson”. In the last three years Yotam and his music has become more and more famous and he is now touring around the world, playing and recording with some of the worlds top musicians such as John Patittuci.
Yotam Silberstein Quartet
Yotam Silberstein: Guitar
Glenn Zaleski: Piano
Petros Klampanis: Bass
Daniel Dor: Drums