Erez Dessel is an                   
                     improviser, pianist, composer, and educator. After winning multiple Downbeat Student Music Awards, Dessel moved to Boston to study 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.

Dessel’s work           also 
       expands               beyond                the

piano, he received a grant from NEC’s Entrepreneurial  Musicianship department to score and record an independent film soundtrack (Missing First Period) and produced the multidisciplinary concert Mosaic as a part of the Nova Fellowship program.
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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. He currently lives in Chicago, where he serves as the community engagement coordinator for the Chicago Philharmonic.

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.

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