Phillip Lutz


How an Israeli Teenage Jazz Star Emerged

By Phillip Lutz

How an Israeli Teenage Jazz Star Emerged
It started with a viral video of Gadi Lehavi at age 13 playing with sax great David Liebman. Now, a new generation is applauding the arrival of a new jazz star.Read More


Provocateur Pianist Journeys From Ukraine to Brooklyn and Back

By Phillip Lutz

Provocateur Pianist Journeys From Ukraine to Brooklyn and Back
As a teenage jazz pianist in Odessa, Vadim Neselovskyi was making more money than his father. Now, he’s making a name for himself in America too.Read More


Jewish Sideman Saul Rubin Takes Turn in Spotlight

By Phillip Lutz

Jewish Sideman Saul Rubin Takes Turn in Spotlight
Guitarist extraordinaire Saul Rubin has landed a gig in Sonny Rollins’ venerable jazz band. You’d think that would be a good thing and it is — mostly.Read More


4 Under The Radar Jewish Jazz Innovators

By Phillip Lutz

4 Under The Radar Jewish Jazz Innovators
Plenty of Jews have made it big in jazz. Here are some future stars of America’s great original music that you probably haven’t heard of yet.Read More


Israeli Jazz Musicians Make Mark

By Phillip Lutz

Israeli Jazz Musicians Make Mark
A new generation of Israeli jazz players are making their names by reinventing the quintessential American genre, on its own home turf.Read More



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