Over the years Roni Eytan has developed a unique way of playing the harmonica, by drawing on influences from a wide range of music, transcending the traditional sonorities associated the instrument, and achieving a singular musical voice. Roni is an alumni of Berklee college of music and The Herbie Hancock institute of jazz (previously known as the Thelonious Monk institute) where he was the only harmonica player to ever been chosen for the prestigious program.
Roni’s musical language is based in the jazz tradition of improvisation, and also feeds off music from the Middle East and North Africa (particularly Andalusian music), which he absorbed and studied in his hometown of Jerusalem.
Roni has performed with a wide array of world renowned musicians such as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, Brian Balde, Kevin Hays and John Beasley. He performed in Major venues and festival such as: The Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center, Newport jazz festival and the Detroit jazz festival to name a few.
Scholarships and awards:
Herbie Hancock institute of Jazz – full scholarship as part of the institute’s class of 2020
Berklee college of music – full scholarship towards a B.F.A degree.
AICF – music education scholarship
Betty Carter Jazz ahead – full scholarship