About Ehud Ettun

Growing up in Jerusalem, Israel Ehud Ettun started playing the piano at a young age. However, the serious interest in Music came only when Ehud was in his teenage years playing electric Guitar. Around that time Ehud started understanding the importance of ear training “I just wanted to be able to play melodies that I hear without having to spend the time to figure the notes out on the piano”.

His early interest in ear training and some self directed ear training work was what helped him to get into the Israeli Arts & Sciences Academy at the age of fifteen. It was there that he met Professor Batsheva Rubinstein who taught him her unique method of ear training. At the Academy, Ehud also studied improvisation with Professor Andre Haydu and composition with Dr. Michael Wolpe and Mr. Israel Sharon. Around that time, Ehud started to study the upright Bass with Dr. Michael Klinghoffer – Dr. Klinghoffer’s unique approach to Bass and education was what made Ehud fall in love with the Bass – Studying exclusively classical Bass.

​ At his late teenage years, Ehud played all kinds of music, from Classical Bass suites and concertos and to Jazz and world music with different groups that worked in Jerusalem. After graduating from the Israeli Arts & Sciences Academy, Ehud started his compulsory military service at the Israeli Defense Force and his Bachelor's degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance.

In September 2010 Ehud received a scholarship to attend the New England Conservatory of Music. At the conservatory, he studied with Donny McCaslin, Dave Holland, Jason Moran and many more inspiring artists. At his time in Boston, Ehud collaborated with George Garzone, Marco Pignataro, Laszlo Gardony, Nando Michelin, Kevin Harris and others. Ehud currently lives in New York, playing, composing and collaborating with interesting and inspiring artists.

Ehud Ettun

Guitar, Piano, Composition

New York, New York, United States