BROOKLYN, NY, United States
After years of exploring and absorbing art in a wide variety of media, Bass player Almog Sharvit possesses his own personal and compelling style, both in performance and composition. Born and raised in Israel, Almog grew up playing the cello from the age of 7 and later on picked up the bass guitar and the upright bass at the age of 13.
While serving the IDF as a band member in the Air Force band, Almog attended the collaborative program of the Tel-Aviv Conservatorium and The New School for jazz studies (New York). During his studies, Almog performed throughout Israel and shared the stage with Israel’s finest musicians, won the America-Israel scholarship between 2012-2014 and took the first prize in the Rostov International Jazz competition (Russia 2012) .
After finishing his studies at the Tel-Aviv Conservatorium, Almog moved to New York in order to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music ,where he graduated in 2016. Since his relocation, Almog has been playing all over NYC in venues like – Rockwood Music Hall, Nublu, Blue Note, Bar Next Door, Fat Cat as well as at international festivals such as The Detroit Jazz Festival (USA), Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and The Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel).
Currently, Almog is working on his debut album with his band “Kadawa”, in which he plays a central role in composing, arranging and performing. Kadawa will release their debut album in the fall of 2016 and will tour the United States and Europe tin 2016 and 2017. In NYC, you can find Almog playing a weekly residency with musicians at Injera and collaborating with artists such as the I.M project, Benny Oyama and many more.