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Nir Felder


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.