About Yonatan Farhi

Yonatan Farhi was born in Boston, MA in 1999. He spent his high school years studying at the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of the Arts in Israel and performing with Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Eilat Jazz Festival. During school, he studied classical bass Mr. Nir Comforty of the Israeli Philharmonic orchestra and jazz bass with Mr. Barak Mori from New York. In 2016 Yonatan was awarded a scholarship to participate at the Berklee College of Music’s Five-Week Jazz Workshop program run by Ms. Terri Lynn Carrington. That summer he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study at Berklee. In July of 2021 Yonatan performed with the Daniel Cohen Quintet at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival. During his studies, he participated in a performing ensemble led by Ms. Tia Fuller and spent a semester at Berklee’s Valencia campus where he studied flamenco guitar with various Spanish masters. Yonatan spent time in music therapy practicum working both in special education and in nursing homes. As a a senior, he tutored his fellow peers at Berklee in music theory and ear training. In December 2020 Yonatan graduated Berklee summa cum laude, with a degree in Professional Music (concentration: Music in Special education). Between 2021 and 2022 Yonatan spent his time working in the Tel Aviv music scene, mainly playing with esteemed jazz guitar virtuoso Nitzan Bar and successful singer/songwriter Omri Keren. During this time he also managed the Moadon Hasalon jazz club in Ra’anana and worked as a freelance bass player (with artists such as pop star Noga Erez and renowned Trombonist Yonatan Voltzok) playing in classic Israeli venues and festivals such as Beit Ha’amudim, Eilat Jazz Festival, the Barby club, Indinegev Festival, Genesis Festival Hanger 11, Tel Aviv Piano Festival, etc.). Nowadays Yonatan lives and works as a freelance musician in New York City.

Yonatan Farhi

Bass Guitar, Jazz

New York, New York, United States
Grant Recipient

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