Gaya Feldheim Schorr is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist, and photographer from Tel Aviv currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
I Have Considered The Lilies is Gaya’s vibrant reimagination of the music of Connie Converse, an enigmatic singer-songwriter who left behind a staggering archive of music and texts after her disappearance in 1974. Alongside a group of cult-favorite Brooklynite collaborators including Grey Mcmurray (guitar), Tal Yahalom (guitar), and Eva Lawitts (bass), Gaya invites the listener into the intimate world of Converse’s songs, poems, and ontological wrestlings with equal doses of warmth and melancholy. To be released April 23rd, 2020.
Gaya is an active member in bands/projects led by Adam O’Farrill (Bird Blown Out Of Latitude), Florian Herzog (Moon Tree), Blake Opper (The Questionable Solution), Lisa Hoppe (various), and Almog Sharvit (5tet).
As a photographer, she has become a first call in the New York jazz & improvised music community. Her work has been published in Downbeat Magazine, Pitchfork, IMPOSE Magazine, Cliche Magazine and Ha’aretz Newspaper (Israel) to name a few.
Noteworthy performances as a leader include venues and festivals such as: The Jazz Gallery, National Sawdust, Cornelia Street Cafe, Shapeshifter Lab, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Owl Music Parlor, Threes Brewing, Spectrum, Rockwood Music Hall, Beit Ha’Amudim, Levontin 7, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Europafest (Bucharest), Rostov Jazz Festival (Russia) and more.
Gaya has been a scholarship recipient at the American-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2007, graduated with honors from Thelma Yellin High School for the arts, served in the IDF as an “Outstanding Musician”, graduated with honors from The Center for Jazz Studies at The Tel-Aviv Conservatory in 2014 and received her BFA with honors from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2016. She also has won the Best Band Award from EUROPAfest, Bucharest, 2009 leading The Shtricker Sextet from The Israeli Conservatory, Tel Aviv.