Benjamin Furman – piano, vocals, compositions
Noam Israeli – drums, percussion, vocals
Rob Taylor – bass, vocals
Benjamin Furman is an award winning pianist, singer and composer born in Santiago, Chile. His music reflects the sounds he was brought up with, combining elements from the traditions of Jazz, South American Folklore, Klezmer, Tango, Middle Eastern and Orchestral traditions. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano Performance and Composition.
Benjamin has toured the world, including performances in South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia), New York, Boston, Middle East (Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait), Canada and other locations. He performed in “Festival Internacional Jazz a la Calle” (Uruguay), “Jazz Composer Series” (Montreal), “Dar al Athar” (Kuwait), “Festival Internacional Jazz Las Condes” (Chile), “Boston Green Fest”, and many more. He collaborated with renowned musicians such as Tsidii Le Loka (“The Lion King”), Tali Rubinstein, Juana Luna, Paz Court, Benjamin Walker, Marta Botía (“Ella Baila Sola”), Yousif Yaseen, Tal Mashiach, Pablo Menares, and others. He is an active performer in the NYC scene, with presentations in some of the major musical venues of the city.
His discography as a leader includes his debut “Desde el Jardín” (2014) and his EP “Luz de la Mañana” (2016), both of which draw from the tradition of South American music. His composition “Felina” won the first prize in the 2016 USA Songwriting Competition.
“He has a huge passion and dedication for music, specially from the South American tradition. The musical material he has produced, both in his Project as well as a collaborator, is of a very high standard. I believe that he will become an important voice of the South American song” – Fernando Huergo (bassist, composer, professor at Berklee College of Music)
“He is a very dedicated and talented musician. While being a very good jazz pianist, his interests expand to song, voice, film and South American music. His music is varied, new and beautiful, interweaving rhythms from all of the South Cone. Without a doubt he stuck out in Berklee as a member of a new wave of emerging South American musicians that will grow tobe a big contribution to our music” – Nando Michelin (pianist, composer, professor at Berklee College of Music)