Alec Katz is a sought out jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He is being active on both Israeli and International scene. Alec has had performed and recorded with such great jazz artists as Donald Harrison, Arnie Lawrence, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels and Kevin Mahogany and many others. He has produced numerous projects and recordings for vocalist and composer Simona Arones, featuring Billy Hart (Tel Aviv 2001), Harry Whitaker Jr. (New York 2004) and performed as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Besides participating in a various musical projects Alec has been leading his own trio for more than a decade.
Alec Katz is a dedicated jazz educator teaching for more than 20 years. He is a jazz piano, harmony, improvisation and ensembles instructor at The Center For Jazz Studies, The Israeli Conservatory and at Rimon School of Music.
“What Alec has, is the ability to operate beyond the superficial and to think about music the way the most creative and communicative musicians do” – Chuck Israels
“Alec plays and produces with such a natural eloquence” – Harry L. Whitaker
“Alec Katz playing is inspiring and confident. Alec is a fresh new voice in jazz. His piano style is authentic – true to real jazz roots, yet his style is original.” – Joe Hunt
“A brilliant man and a brilliant piano player ” – Barry Harris
Alec Katz website: http://aleckatzmusic.com
Alec Facebook artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Alecjazz