Event Speaker: Gilad Atzmon (UK)
Gilad Atzmon is an award winning British Jazz artist and author. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” He was praised by Robert Wyatt as the “best living musician in the world.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world with his Orient House Ensemble. His solo albums, of which he has recorded fifteenth albums to date, often explore humanitarian themes and the music of the Middle East. As a member of the legendary Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, Water Boys and many others. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured as a soloist on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).