A jazz pianist and composer, Klein grew up in Israel where he is considered “One of the most fascinating artists that have emerged from this country in the last decade” (City Mouse, Tel Aviv).
Klein studied in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York under Fred Hersch. He became a notable member of the NYC jazz scene, performing at Blue Note and Carnegie Hall. Klein now lives in Germany and tours worldwide. He has released 4 albums to great acclaim: Duet (Fresh Sound), Introducing Omer Klein and Heart Beats (Smalls Records) and Rockets on the Balcony (Tzadik) which was a Downbeat Editor’s Pick.
In April 2013 Klein’s 5th album, To the Unknown, will be released internationally on the French label Plus Loin.
To the Unknown features the Omer Klein Trio with bassist Haggai Cohen Milo and Ziv Ravitz, playing 9 new compositions by Klein.
Omer has collaborated with renowned artists such as Omer Avital, John Zorn, Lee Konitz, Jeff Ballard, Joel Frahm, Israeli popular music icons like Yehudit Ravitz, Eviatar Banai and Rona Kenan, and many more.
-New York Times
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