Bild på Shalosh


Despite its classic jazz trio format and the band members’ deep roots in jazz and improvised music, Shalosh goes its own way with a sound that is a unique synthesis of rock, western art music, electronic music and music from the Middle East.

With a modern piano jazz trio sound that brings to mind the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, the group was formed in 2014 by childhood friends pianist Gadi Stern and drummer Matan Assayag, who previously had the Jerusalem-based band Enoma Elish together. The debut album The Bell Garden was released the same year and received good reviews both at home and in the rest of the jazz world. In 2016, David Michaeli replaced Daniel Benhorin at the base post and since then the trio has been unengraved.

During the trio’s ten years, they have avoided defining or binding themselves to a specific genre, the music is raw, honest and progressive. Over the years, Shalosh has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages with hundreds of concerts and has been cited as one of the world’s leading young trios. What does Shalosh mean? Three, in Hebrew.

Now this young, expressive trio is coming to Fasching!

Gadi Stern – piano, fender rhodes

David Michaeli – bass

Matan Assayag – drums