BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman presents a solo piano program that is guaranteed to delight. In his playing and arrangements, he explores jazz standards, Brazilian music, and blues, all through the lens of his Israeli roots. Tickets to this show are $20.
This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:
Pianist/composer/arranger Tamir Hendelman is known for his dynamic and sensitive approach at the piano and his imaginative arrangements for his trio and as a long-time member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio. He has performed and recorded with an array of vocalists, from Natalie Cole to Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini to Tierney Sutton.
A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2001, he has performed, recorded or arranged for artists ranging from Sean Jones, Benny Golson, Lori Bell, Eddie Henderson, Houston Person, Richard Galliano, Claudio Roditi, Graham Dechter, Wycliffe Gordon and Scott Hamilton.
Moving from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles at age 13, he won Yamaha’s national keyboard competition the next year with an original piece, then performed at the Kennedy Center and Japan and later studied composition at Tanglewood and the Eastman School of Music, before returning to LA.
Tamir Hendelman has been a featured soloist with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, as well as the Winston-Salem Symphony and Arizona Musicfest Symphonies on Rhapsody In Blue and in 2018 performed a special tribute to Jobim in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
When Tamir Hendelman premiered John Clayton’s version of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite in 2001, Mr. Peterson wrote: “It was a satisfying but strange feeling... to hear a new young voice make some exhilarating and thoughtful solos in the spaces I used to occupy in those pieces…”
A Yamaha artist, Tamir Hendelman has been a lecturer at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music’s Global Jazz Studies department since 2005 and has taught masterclasses and workshops across the world, from University of Indiana to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Since April 2020, he has presented Tamir at Home, a weekly online series of solo piano tributes to Jazz artists and Great American Songbook composers, and online duos with artists such as Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton and Tierney Sutton.
His latest trio CD, Destinations reached #1 in the US jazz charts. The album takes listeners along on a voyage of musical discovery, from originals to Jobim, Keith Jarrett and Maurice Ravel. “Destinations to me is about the journey of being a jazz musician.”Back to Calendar