Nitai Hershkovits

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Nitai Hershkovits
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Nitai Hershkovits, Avishai Cohen and Daniel Dor at Umeå Jazz Festival, 2014
Background information

Nitai Hershkovits (Hebrew: ניתאי הרשקוביץ) (born 21 February 1988) is an Israeli jazz pianist and composer. He is mostly known from collaborating with bassist and composer Avishai Cohen.

His playing on Cohen's Duende was described by critic John Fordham as "somewhat reminiscent of a silky-toned old piano swinger such as the late Hank Jones".[1] His own album, I Asked You a Question, was a collaboration with Rejoicer, an "Israeli beatmaker".[2] On it, Hershkovits plays piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers and clarinet, and adds vocals on two tracks, while Rejoicer plays drums and adds programming.[2]


Studio Albums[edit]

  • I Asked You a Question (Raw Tapes, 2016)
  • New Place Always (Enja, 2018)


  • Daniel Zamir - One (8th Note, 2009)
  • Ilan Salem - Wild (Razdaz, 2011)
  • Avishai Cohen - Duende (EMI/Blue Note Records, 2012)[1]
  • Avishai Cohen - Almah (Parlophone/Razdaz, 2013)[3]
  • Avi Lebovich Orchestra - Volcano (Indie, 2013)
  • Layers - Things on Top of Each Other (Raw Tapes, 2014)
  • Avishai Cohen - From Darkness (Razdaz, 2015)[4]
  • Daniel Zamir - Redemption Songs (Tzadik, 2015)
  • All Original - Best Young Jazz in Israel (Razdaz, 2015)


  • "Flyin' Bamboo (feat. Mndsgn)" - Puzzles, Volume 3 (Raw Tapes, 2018)


  1. ^ a b Fordham, John (31 May 2012). "Avishai Cohen/Nitai Hershkovits: Duende – Review". The Guardian.
  2. ^ a b Hazell, Andy (4 March 2016). "Nitai Hershkovits 'I Asked You a Question' DIG (Time Grove Selections) 4/5".
  3. ^ Gelly, Dave (16 February 2014). "Avishai Cohen: Almah – Review". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Booth, Philip (17 May 2015). "Avishai Cohen Trio: From Darkness". JazzTimes.

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