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Nir Felder: Bio

Called "the next big jazz guitarist" by NPR in 2010, Nir Felder has become a highly sought-after musician as both a solo artist and sideman. Equally adept across a wide range of genres, inspired by icons from John Coltrane to voodoo chile Jimi Hendrix, Felder has forged a unique and highly recognizable sound. He is a member of Band of Other Brothers (Jeff Coffin, Jeff Babko, Will Lee, and Keith Carlock) and has performed with Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington (with whom he recorded the GRAMMY-winning Money Jungle), Vijay Iyer, Jack DeJohnette, Meshell Ndegeocello, and many others.

A DownBeat Editor's Pick, Felder's debut album Golden Age (Sony/Okeh) has been called "absolutely beautiful" by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "lyrical and lofty" by The New York Times, and "a melodic triumph" by the New York City Jazz Record. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he was awarded the Jimi Hendrix Award.

1 Lights
2 Bandits
3 Ernest / Protector
4 Sketch 2
5 Code
6 Memorial
7 Lover
8 Bandits II
9 Slower Machinery
10 Before the Tsars
Nir Felder - Slower Machinery (from "Golden Age")
Nir Felder - Guitar Power
Nir Felder Talks with NY1 / Golden Age release party@Le Poisson Rouge
Nir Felder plays the Supro Island Series Hampton Baritone in Djent Black

For guitarist Nir Felder, the song's the thing. His debut album Golden Age (OKeh), puts his skills as a composer and songwriter at the forefront of his creative design, supported by virtuosic technique, not the other way around. The guitarist recruited pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Nate Smith to help bring his unique musical vision to life.  "They are musicians who understand the bigger picture of a song, and approach a song as a song, not just as a vehicle to express their own virtuosity," explains Felder.

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Markets include: San Francisco, Wash DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Honolulu, Toronto
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Crossover Media Projects with: Nir Felder