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World Citizen

World Citizen

Eran Har Even

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917350029
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Catalog number: CR 73500
Releasedate: 07-02-20
- Eran Har Even is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam
- He presents a contemporary vision of jazz music which is crossing sonic borders and fusing cultures
- Different musical styles are fused into one own sound
Eran Har Even is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. On his new album 'World Citizen' Eran presents a contemporary vision of jazz music which is crossing sonic borders and fusing cultures.
'World Citizen' is a result of many years of being far away from home. Seeing the world as one big source of inspiration resulted in a path of self-discovery. He has become a world citizen with views far from patriotism and nationalism; learning to be open to different opinions and cultural heritage and treasure the uniqueness of every person he encounters. This multicultural way of experiencing life makes Eran's playing and composing unique. Different musical styles are fused into one own sound, making this an album for like-minded globetrotters.

Together with Israeli bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo (Omer Klein Trio), Spanish pianist Xavi Torres Vicente (Thelonius Monk Competition) and Latvian drummer Ivars Arutyunyans (Seamus Blake, Greg Osby) he forms a unique international quartet.

Eran Har Even (born on April 22, 1983) is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator residing in Amsterdam. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits. These include prominent musicians such as Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Jamal Thomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few. 

For a decade Eran has been a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam - teaching ear training, theory, guitar and coaching ensembles - training the next generation of aspiring Jazz and Pop musicians. Besides, Eran is a guest teacher in music schools and jazz-seminars around the world, while performing regularly in the most renowned venues and festivals.

Eran’s work drew public - and media attention by it’s sui generis combination of styles and contemporary musical statements. Eran says about his music: “For me, music is like a conversation; in my compositions I compare the melody of my songs with a topic of a conversation… The solo section is where the discussion takes place… “

His unique playing and composing style is featured on numerous releases: Philippe Lemm’s “Sintra and Sonora”, Eran Har Even’s “Laws of Gravity”, EvenSanne’s “Something So Sweet” and 2018 Edison nominated “What If”, Little Know facts “In Search of the New Temple”, Pol Belardi’s “Urban Voyage”, BEAM’s “Flight Dream”, SIETSKE's “Leaving Traces” , Henk Kraaijveld “Passengers” among others.