Tue, July 8th

Yossi Tamim Ensemble


Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:15PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a FULL DINNER for only $20 – details below)
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Born in Kfar-Saba, Israel, Yossi had a love for music from an early age, but it was on a trip to India—during a break from his pursuit of a degree in Industrial Engineering—that his deep passion for and commitment to music emerged.  He had brought his guitar to Varanasi, a mecca for great Indian musicians, and began studying sitar and Indian classical music with master sitarist Arvind Singh.  After several months of study, Yossi began applying his sitar studies to his guitar improvisation.  This led to a collaboration with his teacher and opportunities to perform Indian classical compositions with his teacher’s quartet (including sitar, tabla, and flute) at several festivals in the area. This was a life-changing experience and marked the beginning of Yossi’s journey in search of his own musical voice.
When Yossi returned to Israel, he began studying jazz guitar and classical piano.  The influence of both the American jazz and European classical repertoires began to emerge in his own playing and compositions.  In 2006, Yossi moved to New York to immerse himself further in his studies and the city’s jazz scene.
Once in New York, Yossi had deepened his studies on classical and jazz composition and continued focusing on guitar as his main instrument. Yossi cites a wide range of jazz influences, including bop and post-bop masters (from Charlie Parker to Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane) and guitar greats (from Charlie Christian to Jim Hall and Jimi Hendrix).   The list of European composers who influence his writing is long and includes Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.