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Gilad Hekselman (born 1983) is an Israeli-born jazz guitarist. Hekselman has performed with many renowned artists including Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, and Chris Potter.
Hekselman was also featured on Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society.
Hekselman moved to New York City in 2004 to attend the The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on full scholarship. In July 2005, he won the Gibson–Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition in Switzerland.
To date he has released four albums as leader: Splitlife (2006), Words Unspoken (2008), Hearts Wide Open (2011), and This Just In (2013).
Hekselman's working quartet features saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Marcus Gilmore and they performed together on NPR's The Checkout: Live in May 2012.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments