Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemblehttp://www.gilad.co.uk/
About the artist
Even though he has perfected his jazz style over the decades spent in the UK, Gilad Atzmon is originally from Israel. Gilad plays the saxophone, the clarinet as well as various traditional wood instruments.
In 2003, his album, “Exile,” was named the best jazz album of the year by the BBC. During his career, the artist released 15 albums, with compositions exploring different political themes and the influences of Middle Eastern music.
As part of the Blockheads, Gilad Atzmon has collaborated with many renowned artists, including Paul McCartney, Sinead O’Connor, and Robbie Williams. As a solo artist, he contributed in 2014 to the album “The Endless River” released by Pink Floyd.
The Orient House Ensemble was formed in 2000, alongside Asaf Sirkis and Oli Hayhurst. Currently, members of the band include Yaron Stavi (bass guitar), Frank Harrison (piano) and Chris Higginbottom (drums). In this formula, the band frequently performs concerts around the world and released 6 albums so far, the most recent being “Songs Of The Metropolis” in 2013.