Erez Dessel is a                    
                   pianist, composer, educator, and curator.

He currently lives in Chicago, where he can be found leading his own groups, as well as playing in groups led by drummer Tim Daisy, saxophonist Ken Vandermark, and a variety of other improvisers.

Dessel’s                       music                            is
centered around exploring improvisation, graphic          notation, and polyrhythmic structures. He frequently  works with cassette tapes, and is currently developing ways to paint with the piano using charcoal, pastel, paper, and linen. He also curates Night School, a performance art/improvised music series at Agitator Gallery.

As                         an

he led his quartet to perform and teach in over 50 workshops in the Boston area, and was also         selected to bring his group to the Virginia Arts Festival to lead a week of masterclasses in public                 schools and community spaces. After graduating from NEC in 2020, Dessel moved to Savannah, GA to accept the position of music director at the Savannah Music Festival Jazz Academy, Savannah’s first and only free after-school youth jazz program.


         at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), where he worked with a host of jazz luminaries  including Billy Hart, Ethan Iverson, and Jason Moran. While in Boston he performed regularly, including at the Celebrity Series festival Jazz Along the Charles, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Wally’s Jazz Club.


for booking, collaborations, lessons, or other inquiries, please email
erezjd [at] gmail [dot] com