Ilan Salem

Ilan Salem

Ilan Salem

Born in 1961. Flutist since age eleven. Graduated from Thelma Yallin High School. In 1988 graduated from Berkeley College of Music and received B.A  in perfor-mance art. Played and recorded with the biggest music acts in Israel. Participated in Festival Israel special productions like ‘Romance is What Counts’ with Yoni Rechter, and ‘Rachel and Leah’ with Ahinoam Nini, as well as performing along Ester Ofarim and Yeudit Ravitz and many more. Performed in the annual Eilat Jazz Festival on numerous occasions.  
1989-2017, TEACHER AT THE RIMON SCHOOL OF MU-SIC, RAMAT HASHARON

1991-2002, TEACHER, ARISON CAMPUS OF ARTS, TEL AVIV
Where he founded a new Jazz department, taught and groomed young musicians who would later become prominent characters in the Israeli and international Jazz field; The Trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Saxophone player Eli Degibri, and the pia-nist Jonatan Avishai. 
2006-PRESENT DAY, SENIOR LECTURER, JERUSALEM ACADEMY
between 2006-2008 ran the jazz department, presently tenured faculty member. 
In 2002 recorded the children’s music album ‘Big City Songs’ for which he com-posed the music to lyrics written by his wife Yael Salem. 

In 2005 Recorded in New York the album ‘Twists and Turns’ with the American pianist Kenny Warner. 

2010 saw the release of the album ‘Wild’ which was recorded in Israel with Amos Hoffman, Nitai Hershkoviz, Gilad Abro and Amir Bresler, featuring the Bassist Avishai Cohen and Pianist Shay Maestro. The album was released in RAZDAZ records. 

In 2011 received the Prime Minister Award for Jazz composers. 

A new album, featuring Trumpeter Hillel Salem, Ilan’s eldest, is slated for release in 2020. 

Add This: