Gilad Hekselman

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Gilad Hekselman
Aarhus, Denmark, 2015
Background information
Born Israel
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2000s–present
Labels Smalls, Jazz Village, Le Chant du Monde

Gilad Hekselman (Hebrew: גלעד הקסלמן‎; born 1983) is an Israeli-born jazz guitarist.[1] He has performed with many renowned artists including Anat Cohen, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, and Chris Potter.

Hekselman moved to New York City in 2004 to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on full scholarship. In July 2005, he won the Gibson–Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition in Switzerland.[2]

His albums include Splitlife (2006), Words Unspoken (2008), Hearts Wide Open (2011), This Just In (2013), and Homes (2015).[3]

Hekselman was featured on the album Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding.[4]

Hekselman's working quartet features saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Marcus Gilmore; they performed together on NPR's The Checkout: Live in May 2012.[5][6][7][8]


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  2. ^ "Gilad Hekselman". All About Jazz. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gilad Hekselman Quartet". NPR. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Turner, Mark F. (28 May 2013). "Gilad Hekselman: This Just In". Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Wolff, Carlo (10 January 2012). "Jazz Reviews: Hearts Wide OpenGilad Hekselman - By Carlo Wolff — Jazz Articles". Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Shadrick, Jason (11 May 2013). "Album Review: Gilad Hekselman - This Just In". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 13 January 2017.