Yotam Rosenbaum

Yotam Rosenbaum


A dynamic and artistic fusion of jazz, classical and world music. The Rosenbaum Quintet collects a wide spectrum of musical impressions into one creative package. "The Ensemble is Fantastic!!! Bravo..." (Joe Lovano, Saxophonist and Composer)


Yotam Rosenbaum is an award-winning drummer and composer. He was born and raised in Israel. At the age of 23 he relocated to the US. He graduated from the acclaimed Berklee College of Music in 2003 majoring in composition.

Yotam’s compositional style stems from his extensive exposure to both jazz and classical music. His creative influences span the stylistic spectrum, from Mozart, Mahler, Stravinsky and Bartok to Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Astor Piazzolla and Frank Zappa, manifesting themselves in his work as a harmonious blend of the traditional and contemporary

As a bandleader, Yotam produced and recorded two full length CD’s of his original music (When 2002, Balance 2006) and has had the privilege of working with some of the best artists working today, including saxophonist Joe Lovano (John Scofield, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden), violinist Mads Tolling (Turtle Island String Quartet, Stanley Clark), Mallet player Dave Samuels (Pat Metheny, Spyro Gyra, Oscar Peterson, Frank Zappa), pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (Garry Burton) and Vocalist Kudisan Kai (Elton John, Chaka Kahn, Sting).

Yotam’s talent and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. This past year, he was commissioned by the American Composer Forum to compose a new piece for the Belladonna Baroque Ensemble. In addition, he received the Richard Levy Award for Outstanding Musicianship, as well as the Berklee World Tour Scholarship. Most recently he won the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award so as the ASCAPLUS Award.


Peace Love and Cold Hard Cash (2007)
Balance (2006)
When (2004)

Set List

We have a repertoire of 25 original tunes and another 50 jazz standards.