Guy Mintus

    Grant Recipient
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    hod hasharon, Israel


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    Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Guy Mintus is equally at home whether he’s sharing the stage with jazz legends, composes for classical orchestras, collaborates with masters of traditional music, working with kids or guesting as a soloist with Ska-Punk band Streetlight Manifesto with whom he performed at a sold out Beacon Theater. Coming from a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Moroccan & Polish Jews, his music is a meeting point between different rivers of inspiration flowing freely into each other. A trained concert pianist with the energy of a rock-star and a jazz musician’s sense of adventure who’s unafraid to throw into the mix his native middle-eastern scales and rhythms.

    Guy’s awards include the “Leonard Bernstein Award” by ASCAP and the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Prix du Public at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition. His debut record, “A Home in Between” has been selected as DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick while his most recent release, “Connecting the Dots”, has been celebrated in concerts throughout the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Kazakhstan including a New York CD release concert that has been recommended by the New York Times. Guy has performed/ composed works for Israel Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Philharmonic and for Miracle of Miracles, a new documentary about Fiddler on the Roof, by HBO director Max Lewkowicz. Guy is an endorsed artist by Yamaha Pianos.


    AICF Articles about Guy Mintus

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    Guy Mintus, an Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist and educator invites you to join his Headstart campaign: The Great Israeli Songbook. On the 23rd of July, Mintus is going to record a solo album entirely dedicated to Israeli songs. The campaign’s supp…

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    Igor Kogan has written an original jazz big band piece called “Revival” and engaged with seventeen top jazz musicians from around the world, including our very own Guy Mintus who is an AICF grant recipient, each playing their musical part from their ho…

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    Pianist Guy Mintus announced a bi-weekly Facebook Live show starting this week. The show will be dedicated to spreading music and good vibes, offering some relief in this complex time. Mintus will be playing, telling stories, sharing insights about the…

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    After a very intense summer playing in Tel Aviv, Munich, Berlin, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Kiev, Odessa and working on a secret new project in the woods of California, Guy Mintus recently returned to Tel Aviv getting ready for the next b…

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    Award-winning pianist and composer Guy Mintus and his trio will release their new album “Connecting The Dots” – Combining Horace Silver and Zohar Argov, Barbra Streisand and Fairouz, neighborhood vibes from NYC and the silk road. The new album release…

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    Connecting the Dots, a new album by Guy mintus, was just released. In a note to his audience, Mintus writes: “Finally that moment arrives and the thing you worked on for so long is just out there in the world. Set free. Taking a life of its own. My pra…

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    Guy Mintus have been commissioned to compose a new work for the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund to be premiered at Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary concert on July 4th.

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    DownBeat Magazine has chosen Guy Mintus’ A Home In Between for June’s Editor’s Pick and published a fantastic, thorough, thoughtful and very supportive review of the record. A Home in Between is the debut album from the Guy Mintus Trio featuring Israel…

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    On June 30th Guy Mintus Trio will release their first album “A Home In Between” recorded in NY featuring Guy Mintus (pianist and composer), Tamir Shmerling (bass) and Philippe Lemm (drums). For this occasion, Guy Mintus also establish his own new label…

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    Watch an introduction and performance of pianist Guy Mintus’ composition “David & Saul”

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    Guy Mintus, 21 years old Israeli born pianist and composer, is a recent recipient of the “Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award”  by ASCAP and of two “Down Beat Magazine Student Awards” for Outstanding Jazz Performance and Arrangement. Guy currently re…