The Oren Neiman Quartet

The Oren Neiman Quartet

 New York City, New York, USA
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A guitar/trumpet led quartet that explores a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody.

Biography

“Neiman creates intricate and tightly knit melodies…an instrumental virtuoso in his own right.” - Jakob Baekgaard All About Jazz

Guitarist Oren Neiman’s music is both innovative and in the forefront of today’s jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody.

Born in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and raised in Toronto Canada, and Israel, he grew up listening to many different kinds of music; He started playing mainly in rock bands, but soon became interested in jazz. Oren considers both of his cultural backgrounds to be integral to his music and has a strong connection with both countries.

In August 2001, Oren moved to NY, where his quartet is currently based.

Oren’s current projects include: Recording and performing with The Oren Neiman Quartet: with their second album “Frolic and Detour” released in April 2009, the band is currently performing in support of the album.
The energetic acoustic duo “IsraAlien” led by fellow Israeli guitar player Gilad Ben Zvi, this duo delves into the world of Mediterranean gypsy music and is currently touring in support of their first self-titled release “IsraAlien” ( May 2009 )
Producing and performing in “Nigunim – A Festival of New Improvised Jewish Music”, Oren put together this festival in 2009 to create a stage in Westchester NY for his music as well as other performers of this genre.

Oren has regularly performed with his quartet in NY venues like The 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe and Makor to name a few, as well as touring nationally and internationally (most recently Spain, Canada and Israel). Oren was also an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y (2006-2007), a participant in the Banff Centre’s international Jazz workshop (2008) and has received an Arts Alive project grant from Westchester Arts Council (2009, 2011).

Discography

As a Leader:

"First of All" - Oren Neiman - 2007
"Frolic and Detour" - Oren Neiman - 2009

As a Sideman:

"Isra-Alien" - Isra-Alien - 2009

Set List

Set lists consists of 2 sets worth of material, 50-60 minutes each, containing original compositions from both albums as well as some Israeli and other songs in a jazz arrangement.