Berklee Summer in the CityYakir Arbib

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Monday / July 16, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
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Yakir Arbib

Israeli pianist Yakir Arbib performs jazz with his trio.

Born in Jerusalem in 1989, Arbib started playing classical piano at the age of 4. At 7, he enrolled at Tel Aviv's Stricker Conservatory of Music, where he also took up flute and trumpet.

At just 14, he attracted the attention of the only jazz piano teacher of the conservatory at the time, who started then giving him jazz lessons. In 2004 he was admitted to the prestigious Thelma-Yellin Highschool of the Arts in Tel Aviv where he continued his studies in jazz with some of Israel's most influencial artists such as Amos Hoffman, Eli Degibri, and the Cohen brothers.

During the years in which he studied classical music, Arbib performed many concerts and recitals in the conservatory and has won a number of scholarships. His trio got the chance to perform in some of the most important jazz clubs in Israel and Italy including The Shablool, Ha Gada Ha Smalit, Shoony, Charity Jazz Cafe, Diavolo Rosso, and Villa Celimontana.