arnan raz

Influenced by the legacy of giants like Lester Young, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, as well as Charles Lloyd and Joe Lovano, with elements of Israeli and American folk, the band succeed to create an experience full of emotion and spontaneous. With solos that match the compositions in their melodic and intuitive nature, the audience gets a plate of emotions. At times tempestuous and stirring, at times quite and shy. The willing to stay “simple” is always present.


Raz has all the tools, and most importantly it would seem, the heart, to be one of the leading lights on the international jazz scene for many years to come.

— Mike Gates, UK Vibe.
Superb debut album, another confirmation that there is a new wave of young players coming up out of Israel at the moment
— Chris Phillips, Jazz fm