Gilad Hekselman

Gilad Hekselman (Hebrew: גלעד הקסלמן; born 1983) is an Israeli-born, NYC-based jazz guitarist. He has performed with Anat Cohen, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, Chris Potter and Joey Alexander.

Gilad Hekselman
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Background information
Born1983 (age 38–39)
Israel
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Guitar
LabelsSmalls, Jazz Village, Le Chant du Monde, Edition Records
Websitewww.giladhekselman.com
Gilad Hekselman (2018) at Aarhus Jazz Festival, Denmark

BiographyEdit

Hekselman was born in Kfar Saba.[1] He moved to New York City in 2004 to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on a scholarship. In July 2005 he won the Gibson–Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition in Switzerland.[2]

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

Hekselman lives in New York with his wife and their children.

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Splitlife (Smalls, 2006)
  • Words Unspoken (LateSet, 2008)
  • Hearts Wide Open (Le Chant du Monde, 2011)
  • This Just In (Jazz Village, 2013)
  • Homes (Jazz Village, 2015)
  • Ask for Chaos (Motema, 2018)
  • Further Chaos (Motéma, 2019)
  • Trio Grande (Whirlwind, 2020)
  • Far Star (Edition Records 2022)

As sidemanEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gilad Hekselman". nextbop. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Gilad Hekselman". All About Jazz. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Quartet". NPR. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ Turner, Mark F. (28 May 2013). "Gilad Hekselman: This Just In". www.allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ Wolff, Carlo (10 January 2012). "Jazz Reviews: Hearts Wide OpenGilad Hekselman - By Carlo Wolff — Jazz Articles". jazztimes.com. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ Shadrick, Jason (11 May 2013). "Album Review: Gilad Hekselman - This Just In". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 13 January 2017.