“Stars are imagined in electronic guitar washes from expressive guitarist Eran Har Even”
Mary James - London Jazz (2017)

Eran Har Even (born on April 22, 1983) is an Edison nominated Israeli guitarist, composer and music educator residing in Amsterdam. In 2012 Eran completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is one of the most active figures of the Dutch jazz scene, recording and performing with some of the finest jazz musicians on the local and international circuits. These include prominent musicians such as Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Jamal Thomas, Joris Roelofs and Gilad Hekselman, to name a few. 

For a decade Eran has been a faculty member of the Conservatory of Amsterdam - teaching ear training, theory, guitar and coaching ensembles - training the next generation of aspiring Jazz and Pop musicians. Besides, Eran is a guest teacher in music schools and jazz-seminars around the world, while performing regularly in the most renowned venues and festivals.

Eran’s work drew public - and media attention by it’s sui generis combination of styles and contemporary musical statements. Eran says about his music: “For me, music is like a conversation; in my compositions I compare the melody of my songs with a topic of a conversation… The solo section is where the discussion takes place… “

His unique playing and composing style is featured on numerous releases: Philippe Lemm’s “Sintra and Sonora”, Eran Har Even’s “Laws of Gravity”, EvenSanne’s “Something So Sweet” and 2018 Edison nominated “What If”, Little Know facts “In Search of the New Temple”, Pol Belardi’s “Urban Voyage”, BEAM’s “Flight Dream”, SIETSKE's “Leaving Traces” , Henk Kraaijveld “Passengers” among others. 

Alongside, composing teaching and performing Eran is dedicating his time to research: he is currently authoring a method book about the application of polyphony on guitar – it will be one of the first practical method books addressing this topic in the Jazz idiom.

HIGHLIGHTS

COLLABORATIONS
Benny Golson, Terell Staford, David Friedman, Harmen Fraanje, Joris Roelofs, Gilad Hekselman, Tuur Florizoone. Jorg Brinkmann, Logan Richardson, Jasper Blom, Pol Belardi, The Le Boeuf Brothers, Reinier Baas, Jamal Thomas, Nicola Andrioli,Itai Weissman, Yonathan Voltzok, Susanne Alt, Maarten Hogenhuis, Sietske Roscam Abbing, Sanne Huijbregts, Philippe Lemm, and many more

PRIZES / NOMINATIONS  

  • “Excellent musician” IDF (2001)
  • America Israel foundation (2004)
  • Keep an Eye Foundation incentive prize (2015) 
  • The Records (2016) 
  • Edison award nomination (2018) 

FACULTY MEMBER / GUEST TEACHER / LECTURER

  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • True School of Music (India)
  • Ventspils Groove (Latvia)
  • Tenerife jazz camp (Spain)
  • Thelma Yellin high school of the arts (Israel)
  • Rimon School of Music, (Israel)
  • Music Academy International (France)
  • Jazeps Vitols Latvian academy of music (Latvia) 
  • Liepaja music, art and design secondary school (Latvia) 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paradox (Tilburg, NL)
  • Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL) 
  • North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam, NL)
  • Amsterdam Jazz Festival (NL)
  • Jazzfest (NL) 
  • Kimmel Centre (Philadelphia, US)
  • Chris’s jazz club (Philadelphia US)
  • Manchester Jazz Festival (UK)
  • Swing In The Wind  (Switzerland)
  • Jazz By The Pool (Padova, Italy) 
  • Goa Jazz festival (India) 
  • Shisha jazz festival (India) 
  • Kalkota jazz festival (India) 
  • Food for your senses (Lux) 
  • JazzAhead (Germany) 
  • InJazz (NL)  
  • So what’s next (NL)
  • Hamburg jazz festival (DE) 
  • Zig Zag (DE)