Alec Katz - pianist, arranger, producer and educator has performed and recorded with Arnie Lawrence, Slide Hampton, Donald Harrison, Kevin Mahogany, Eric Alexander, Stefon Harris, Renee Lee and Chuck Israels.
In the late '90s lived in The Netherlands. During that time he has recorded and played with some very fine European musicians. Graduated with honors from The Royal Conservatory, The Hague (studies with Frans Elsen and Barry Harris).
Alec works as a pianist, arranger and producer participating in various projects, recording and performing on festivals and club dates with local and international artists. Has produced numerous projects and recordings for vocalist and composer Simona Arones, featuring Billy Hart (Tel Aviv 2001), Harry Whitaker Jr. (New York 2004). Has performed as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Some recent work included performances with renowned bassist Chuck Israels and vocalist Kevin Mahogany.
Alec continues working with his trio, Simona Arones Group and as a pianist/ arranger in a various musical projects performing on a festivals and club dates.
Alec is an active educator teaching piano, improvisation and jazz ensembles at Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and The Center for Jazz Studies (Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv).
"Alec plays and produces with such a natural eloquence" - Harry L. Whitaker
"Alec Katz playing is inspiring and confident. Alec is a fresh new voice in jazz. His piano style is authentic - true to real jazz roots, yet his style is original." - Joe Hunt
"What Alec has, beyond this profound knowledge and creative fluency, is the ability to operate beyond the superficial and to think about music the way the most creative and communicative musicians do. It would be a shame to overlook the profound qualities in Alec’s music because his is a music of style rather than one of fashion" - Chuck Israels
"A brilliant man and a brilliant piano player " - Barry Harris
Alec Facebook artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Alecjazz