About Elam Friedlander

Elam Friedlander was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1994. He studied elementary and middle school at campus Arison for the Arts in Tel Aviv. He started to play the Double Bass at 15 and shortly after he started high school at Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts. In the army, he served as a Distinguished Musician and is now pursuing his studies at the New school for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, NY.

Recently he performed at the Red Sea Jazz festival in Eilat with the Yuval Cohen Sextet. He also played with the Hazelnuts band in the Marseille jazz festival and in Belgrade, Serbia (Israeli arts festival) and at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival with Shlomi Shaban, and at Zappa Tel Aviv with Shlomo Gronich.

Elam has been awarded the AICF scholarship twice in the years 2014-2016 and 2016-2018. He also won second place in an international jazz competition (in the bass category) in Rostov, Russia. Elam was recently awarded an 80% scholarship to study at the New school for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Elam Friedlander

Contrabass / Double Bass

New York, New York, United States
Grant Recipient