Gilad Hekselman

Gilad Hekselman



Gilad Hekselman (Hebrew: גלעד הקסלמן‎‎; born 1983) is an Israeli-born jazz guitarist.[1] He has performed with many renowned artists including Anat Cohen, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, and Chris Potter.

Hekselman moved to New York City in 2004 to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on full scholarship. In July 2005, he won the Gibson–Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition in Switzerland.[2]

His albums include Splitlife (2006), Words Unspoken (2008), Hearts Wide Open (2011), This Just In (2013), and Homes (2015).[3]

Hekselman was featured on the album Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding.[4]

Hekselman's working quartet features saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Marcus Gilmore; they performed together on NPR's The Checkout: Live in May 2012.[5][6][7][8]


Hearts Wide Open
Hearts Wide Open is an album by musical artist Gilad Hekselman, released on September 6, 2011.
SplitLife is an album by musical artist Gilad Hekselman, released on September 12, 2006.
This Just In
This Just In is an album by musical artist Gilad Hekselman, released on April 8, 2013.
Homes is an album by musical artist Gilad Hekselman, released on October 9, 2015.

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The Top Jewish-y Events In NYC This Week (Aug 11 – Aug 20)
  –  August 8, 2017
Sunday, Aug. 13, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., (212) 539-8778, Israeli-born jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman, who has drawn praise for his “warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, [and] crazily extended ...
Petros Klampinis review for The NYC Jazz Record
  –  August 8, 2017
Its trim opening, replete with tuned percussion, eerily recalls the postmodern minimalism of Nik Bàrtsch’s Mobile before the guitar of Gilad Hekselman and bow-work of a top-flight string section make it clear that we are in far more extroverted territory.
Gilad Hekselman - This Just In (2013)
  –  August 4, 2017
Mark Turner - tenor sax (2, 9, 13). Quietly, so quietly the jazz guitar torch is passed from the legends Jim Hall and Pat Martino to Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gilad Hekselman, whose release This Just In makes a conspicuously understated grab for said torch.
LIVE: DJ Logic Brings Project Logic to Newport Jazz Festival
  –  August 4, 2017
Gilad Hekselman has quickly developed a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004 He has performed at all of the major jazz clubs in New York City, and tours the world constantly with his band, and as a sidemen.
2017 Newport Jazz Festival features eclectic lineup + videos
  –  August 3, 2017
Gilad Hekselman; JoAnne Brackeen; David Torkanowsky; Peter Evans; Jason Palmer's Berklee Septet; David Leon; R.I. Music Education Association Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble. Sunday The Roots; Andra Day; Maria Schneider Orchestra; Hudson; Philadelphia ...
SmallsLIVE Workshop presents Gilad Hekselman
  –  June 18, 2017
SmallsLIVE Workshop presents Gilad Hekselman in an interactive setting allowing students the chance to learn first hand from this modern master. This is open to anyone who is interested but particularly for guitarists and improvising musicians. Gilad will ...


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