Daniel Zamir

Daniel Zamir is one of the most influential and busy musicians in Israel. Zamir is a virtuoso sax player / composer of what could be defined as “Jewish Jazz”, fusing together elements of Jewish sounds and high quality jazz, together with ethnic and world music elements.
Zamir (31) won the 2010 Prime Minister Award for outstanding jazz composers, the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious award.

Daniel’s albums are the most successful jazz albums ever to be recorded in Israel, with high acclaim from the media and critics and with tremendous sales (“Amen”, released in 2006 is the most selling jazz album in Israel ever!). Zamir has performed and recorded with the biggest names in Israel’s pop and rock scene, such as Eviatar Banai, Beri Sacharoff, Ehud Banai, Yoni Rechter and many more. Zamir has been performing as a special guest with Reggae Megastar Matisyahu on his European tours and also in the US and Israel tours lately. Both of them performed together with Sting on his last visit to Israel in 2006.

Zamir has recorded 4 albums on John Zorn’s “Tzadik” label, the last one included Joey Baron, Uri Caine and Greg Cohen. Zamir performed with John Zorn’s Masada and Electric Masada numerous times in Israel and the US, and is considered by Zorn to be one of the most interesting and important sax players of our generation.

The Album “Song for comfort”

Two years since his latest album “missing here”, Daniel now returns with a new – 9th – album:
“Song For Comfort”, featuring  Matisyahu in three of the songs, and an extaordinary rythem section:
Mark Guiliana on drums, Shai Maestro on piano and Hagai Cohen-Milo on acustic bass.
The album also featured other guest top Israeli musicians – Berry Sakharof (“Yaala”)  and Yoni Rechter (“Sprinkler” and “Till Tomorrow”).

In “Song For Comfort” Daniel continues to cooperate with the most appreciated and important jazz players,
In Israel and abroad.
To listen to the full album please press this link:

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A short biography:

1996 – Graduates “Thelma Yellin” high school of arts with excellence in jazz studies.
2001 – Graduates “NewSchoolUniversity”, NY, BFA in Jazz performance
2000-2002 – tours Europe and the States, performs at major festivals in France (MIMI Festival, Marseilles), Poland (Krakow Jewish Culture Festival + extensive tour, including selling out at the “Blue Note” in Poznan), Italy (Klezmer Express, Verona), UK (double bill with John Zorn, London), Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Israel and more.
CD’s reviewed by Wire magazine (UK), Jazzman (France), Jazziz (US), Wall Street Journal and other magazines from Poland, Russia, Japan and more
2003 – Performs at theIsraelFestival,Jerusalem.
Extensive US tour with Reggae superstar Matisyahu
2003 – Co-produces “great Jewish Composers – Sasha Argov” for Tzadik together with John Zorn.
Participates inMasada’s anniversary compilation album.
2004 – Returns toIsrael, becomes one ofIsrael’s leading jazz talents with high recognition from the audience and the media.
2005- Extensive US and European tour with Reggae superstar Matisyahu
2006 – Performs with Matisyahu and Sting at the Ramat Gan Stadium,Israel, in front of 40,000 viewers.
2010-2011 – Tours (mostly) Israel and Europe (Rome,Budapest).
Recording the 9th album with Mark Guiliana , Shai Maestro and Haggai Cohen-Milo

The Show!!!

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