Saxophonist & Composer Shauli Einav has been described as a „remarkably complete musician, a virtuosic soloist with a lush sound on both soprano and tenor whose compositions are daring and deep“ (All About Jazz). His album Opus One (Plus Loin Music) was reviewed as a „Smartly played, swinging and evocative jazz album” (DownBeat Magazine). Einav recently relocated to Paris after seven fruitful years in the vibrant music scene of NYC. Over there, he played with leading jazz figures such as Aaron Goldberg, Avishai Cohen, Don Friedman, Eliot Zigmund, Omer Avital, Johnathan Blake, Shai Maestro, Walt Weiskopf, Frank Gambale, Dave Liebman & Gilad Hekselman. Einav has performed with his ensembles in major venues such as Duc des Lombards, Südtirol Jazzfest, Rochester Jazz Festival, Swing Hall Tokyo, Bohemia Jazz Festival, Venice Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Smalls, Kitano, The Knitting Factory, Unterfahrt among many others.
Born 1982 in a rural part of Israel and playing the violin from the age of 4, at 13 he switched to the saxophone and started playing with many Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv based bands. In 1998 Einav was discovered by the legendary American saxophonist Arnie Lawrence who came to Israel to bring peace between Jews and Arabs through music. Mr Lawrence (who was mentored by Ben Webster) connected Jerusalem & Tel Aviv musicians to NYC’s Jazz heritage. Later on, Einav completed his BA at the Jerusalem Academy and earned his Master’s degree at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
His latest release Animi was published by BERTHOLD records in March 2019.