New York, NY, United States
Israel native Hila Kulik began studying piano at the age of 8 and graduated from Jerusalem Academy in 2010. After playing with many of the top musicians of Israel, Hila arrived in New York in January 2014 and earned a master’s degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in January 2016.
During the last decade Hila has performed with leading jazz musicians in Israel and abroad, including international singer Achinoam Nini (Noa), saxophonist Antonio Hart (NY), Donald Harrison (New Orleans), trumpeter Michael Varekamp (Netherlands), trumpeter Bria Skonberg (NYC), singer Pauline Jean (NYC), drummer Shirzette Tinnin (NYC) and others. She has performed in major jazz productions in Israel, including the International Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat; the “Hot Jazz Concerts”: Charlie Parker Tribute (2016); Louis Armstrong tribute (2015); Nina Simone Tribute (2014); and others.
Currently, Hila plays around New York and abroad in jazz clubs, concerts, and special events, and she works as an adviser and coordinator for the jazz program at the Aaron Copland School of Music.