Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Guy Mintus plays music from everywhere and everywhen. He’s equally at home sharing the stage with jazz legends, composing for classical orchestras, collaborating with masters of traditional music, working with kids, or guesting artists like Streetlight Manifesto and Yemen Blues.
Coming from a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Moroccan & Polish Jews, his music is a meeting point between different rivers of inspiration flowing freely into each other. A trained concert pianist with the energy of a rock-star and a jazz musician’s sense of adventure who’s unafraid to throw into the mix his native middle-eastern scales and rhythms. His latest album release, “A Gershwin Playground,” gives listeners a fresh and modern take on the music of the acclaimed Jewish composer behind classics like “Summertime” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”
He joins us with his trio as part of Bombyx’s Vanguard Jazz series, featuring Luke Sellick on double bass and Philippe Lemm on drums.