Alon TayarBrooklyn, NY
Born in Israel, Alon began playing the piano at age 4, and in 2000 (age 11) was exposed to jazz through playing with the Thelma Yellin Jazz Big Band. In 2007, after graduating from Thelma Yellin (Israel’s high school for arts,) he was offered a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music (an offer that was declined due to military service.) In 2012, Alon moved to NY and is now engaged in a number of projects as a pianist and composer. Alon has received a number of grants, including the BMI Foundation Award.