rules of oppression
Shalosh is an up and coming force in the international jazz scene, with close to one hundred international concerts in 2015-16. The genre-bending, Acoustic, Progressive, raw Jazz band, has been turning heads of audiences internationally since the release of their debut album “The Bell Garden” in March 2014.
Despite the classic Jazz trio format (piano, bass and drums) and the band members' deep root in Jazz and improvised music. Shalosh's music takes its own path across and between genres like Rock, Classical, Electronic, African and Middle Eastern music.
The members of Shalosh have a connection not only through music, but also through a lifelong friendships. After years of working separately and internationally, both as sidemen as well as band leaders, the three reunited to form a band with a tight-knit style of their own.
In the past two years, Shalosh has generated a huge buzz around the world. Their music has grabbed attention in Europe, Japan, U.S.A and South America, and has been marked by the press, as one of the most prominent promising sounds of years to come. The band has toured in Japan, Korea, UK, Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic, Latvia. Belgium, France, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Holland,Turkey and Israel, and is planned to have shows USA and Canada in 2017-18 as well.
In March 31st 2016 Shalosh embarked on a two months long tour, with 40 concerts all across Europe, promoting the music of their new album Rules Of Oppression (will be released January 2017, on contemplate records) This new album took the band’s sound another step forward in the creation of their unique voice.
The band's agenda is to make music that moves its audience in the greatest way possible, in order to break through the barrier created between the music and the listener, which is often found in intellectual music of this genre. Shalosh places as much emphasis on their collective sound as on individual virtuosity. Their music is derived from a deep place of musical friendship and is aimed towards the deepest and purest place within.
Shalosh very much stands out from today’s Jazz scene, mainly due to the fact it is not led by a single artist, but co-led by its three members who enjoy an artistic evolution from years of collaborations and friendship. Moreover, for the past two years, the band released their first album and booked over 100 shows under their own management and label.
Gadi Stern - Piano, Keys
David Michaeli - Double Bass
Matan Assayag - Drums