Yonathan Avishai

"Unlike any other pianist of his generation" - Jazz News


YONATHAN AVISHAI is one of the main character of piano jazz in France today, he started very young to lead his own bands and played with Arnie Lawrence, Omer Avital or Avishai Cohen... Spotted by the ECM label, the french Israeli pianist is awarded « Best New-comer of the year 2016 » by Jazz Magazine.

In January 2019, his YONATHAN AVISHAI TRIO with drummer DONALD KONTOMANOU and bassist YONI ZELNIK, will be releasing a new album on ECM label.

"Joys and Solitudes" is the encounter of inspirations from Cuba, New Orleans, Ellington’s Harlem and Africa as the heart of jazz, along with swing moves and his own poetry.