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Inbar Fridman

Israel Holon
Main specialization: Guitar
Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, Israel William Paterson university, NJ, USA
Native language: hebrew Other languages: English, some French
Children: Yes

Inbar Fridman is a jazz guitar player born in Israel. Inbar started her studies at Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary music at the age of 17, after which she moved to the USA to pursue a jazz performance bachelor’s degree at William Paterson University in New Jersey. She graduated magna cumme laude. At WPU Inbar Studied with Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, James Williams and John Mosca. While in NYC Inbar performed at Smalls, Fat Cat, 55 bar and Blue note to name a few, alongside renowned musicians such as Aaron Goldberg, Steve Cardenas, Will Vinson, Myron Walden and Harry Whitaker.

Since her return to Israel at 2005, Inbar have been playing and touring Israel and Europe, collaborating with drummer Billy Cobham on several projects, as well as French bassist Olivier Gatto, Bulgarian Kaval player Theodossi Spassov and Romanian Saxophone player Crisitian Soleanu. Mainly touring with her own music as a band leader with her French group.


For the past year she has been a member of a jazz/ world music Israeli group- “Moav”, presenting instrumental versions of old Hebrew songs.


Inbar is a teacher in the Jazz department at the Rimon school of Jazz and contemporary music.



Time Quartet CD reviews

Guitarist Inbar Fridman’s mellow tone and melodic approach makes for a vibrant collection of original jazz.”

JOHN BARRON, The jazzword

Generating a sound that is ego-less and chamber-like, lyrical, beautiful, and tranquil, underlain by vibrant energy and momentum.”

DAN MCCLENAGHAN, all about jazz

time quartet project is like a heartbeat: soft yet determined; full of life yet subtle, and above all, rhythmically entrancing. Inbar Fridman’s guitar is delicate and wise beyond her years.”

Esther Berlinga Ryan, something else reviews

Inbar Fridman a vraiment, j’insiste, un son que beaucoup doivent lui envier, fluide et très personnel, une vision aérienne de la guitare jazz . Un lyrisme contenu, une écoute des autres musiciens indéniable est la marque de fabrique d’Inbar, pour moi une vraie découverte . “


You cannot fit her style to any music time period. A very mature and masterly interpreted album came out with her band.”

Serdar Sirtanadolu, Jazz Degrisi Magazine, May 2015.

Although all the tunes are originals, after playing the album three or four times, it just seems to grow on you…together they have produced a very modern album with no gimmicks, just great playing.”

JGSWA News Letter #142 –June 2013 , Australia


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