About Kobi Arad:
A multi talented and multiple award-winning artist - Kobi Arad is one of the most prominent, prolific and versatile pianists-composers-producers emerging from Israel. A Grammy Award voting member, he is the first musician to ever receive Doctorate in field of 'Third Stream' from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston -- with 20+ self-titled CD's presently available in amazon.
Having collaborated with many great artists such as Roy Ayers, Cindy Blackman and Jack DeJohnette, Arad also worked with Stevie Wonder (who shows interest in using one of Kobi's songs for his daughter Aisha's upcoming album). Kobi's Soulful style spans and brings together Classical Modern, Jazz and Neo-Soul. Kobi Lives, Composes and Performs in NYC.
In New York City, Arad has performed with 'Kobi Arad Band' in Blue Note NYC, Jazz Lincoln Center, Knitting Factory, Sugar Bar, Tonic, Cutting Room and additional leading veneues. He is also the first musician to ever receive a Doctorate in the field of contemporary improvisation and Third Stream. His albums, which include 'Innovations,' 'Neun Kleine Stucke Fur Elektronische Orchester' and 'Ancient Novice' all exemplify diversity of style, deep musical integrity as well as notable musicianship.
"Kobi is an exceptional musician and has much creativity and musical insight to share with the world"
"Kobi Arad is as a contemporary Bach & Mozart in one"
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"Kobi is very talented, and he deserves the recognition."
—Stevie Wonder to Ganda Boys regarding Kobi Arad Band's IMA Awards Win
Chick Corea's Impressions of Kobi Arad's Music
"A very very talented musician and a wonderful artist - his name is Kobi Arad"
Segments won best "Jazz Instrumental Album" at the 17th annual Independent Music Awards® on June 22nd 2019.
"You're nuts and I love you for it.
This is what I want jazz to sound like in 2018!"
—Emilio D. Miller (Latin Grammy Winner)
"The pure technicality of what is achieved in Segments is pretty marvelous! This album features some of the most complex solos I've heard!"
—Christopher Tin (2x Grammy Awards Winning Composer & Film Music for Crazy Rich Asians)
"Segments is deeply funky man... your band is like fingers on a hand!"
—Twenty Third Skiddo (59th Grammy Awards Winner)
"Wow! 'Segments' is crazy, killer musicians to interpret those compositions Love it!"
—Wouter Kellerman (Multi Grammy Awards Winner & Nominnee)
"Freedom is a stunning track - love it!"
—Wouter Kellerman (Multi Grammy Awards Winner and Nominee)
"Best of luck in your wonderful musical adventures..."
—Chick (Armando) Corea
"Israeli-born Kobi Arad is an extraordinary composer and a virtuoso pianist whose musical sensibilities defy the restrictions of any one genre, and embraces the complete spectrum of modern and traditional sounds, including jazz, world, classical, pop, and everything in between."
—New York Times Bestselling Author and Grammy Winning Composer, Kabir Sehgal
"Kobi Arad Band takes Jazz into a new frontier with Cubism - Hyper Dimensional Jazz"
—Nouveaufluxmusic-wordpress online journal
"Excellent Playing - Huge Imagination!
—Emilio Sola, Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee
"Sounds Real Good. Congratulations."
"Compassion' from 'Prayers' is such a beautiful track - am loving the exquisite harmonies and the beautiful and expressive playing - congrats!"
—Wouter Kellerman, Multi-Grammy Winner and Nominee, 2015 & 2016
"Kobi is always stepping ahead into the future, truly creative. He imitates no one."
—Robert Margouleff (Stevie Wonder's stellar associate producer from Innervisions, Talking Book, Fullfillingness First Finale and Music of My Mind)
"Dr. Kobi Arad has recorded a masterpiece in "Hues". Freshly original and full of musical life, at once graceful, lively and poignant, extending the bounds of genre. Highly recommended."
—56th Grammy Award Winner, Laura Sullivan
"I like "Space" a lot. It's crazy weird! The Universe as we know it" is like a bizarre Carl Sagan LSD trip! You could consider and listen at www.kobiaradband.com"
—Austin Wintory (Grammy Nominee from 55hth season)
"I listened to your music and like it very much - some wild stuff!"