Omer Klein is one of the rising stars of the creative music scene in New York. As a pianist and composer he creates a fascinating combination of Jazz, Israeli music and North-African roots.
Since arriving to New York, the young Omer Klein has become one of the city's most sought-after musicians. Omer performed his music in some of New York's finest venues, including Carnegie Hall. His debut CD on Fresh Sound Records, Duet, has received raving reviews.
At 25, Omer has already worked with some of the finest Jazz musicians in the world, including Joel Frahm, Omer Avital, Clarence Penn, Ben Street, Meshell Ndgeocello, Jason Lindner, Avishai Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Joe Martin, Jaleel Shaw, and many others.
Omer's music was described by "Ha'aretz", Israel as "deeply rooted in Israeli, Arab and North-African music." His compositions and improvisations combine his deep love for the Jazz tradition, his passion to explore and master the piano, and his strong connection with the sounds of his homeland. All this create a non-compromising, personal musical style, which is nonetheless inviting and communicative.
Omer grew up in Netanya, Israel, where he started to play and compose at the age of 7. After completing his studies at the prestigious Thelma Yellin high school of the arts, he was acknowledged by the Israeli ministry of culture as an "Outstanding Musician".
After leading his own trio at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Omer received a special scholarship and merit award from the famous New England Conservatory in Boston. He moved to the US and began studying with Jazz masters like Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Ran Blake and others. Soon he was hired to instruct ensembles at NEC.
Since 2006 Omer lives in New York and performs around the world.