Hewlett, NY, 11557
Subjects Taught Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
My love affair with music began in his childhood home in Israel, surrounded by European classical music and opera. When the 1960’s pop revolution started to filter onto Israeli radio from England, Sarel became captivated with the simplicity and lyricism of the Beatles. In 1989 Sarel began his jazz education at Berklee College of Music, where he began an intensive collaboration with Jerry Bergonzi, who encouraged and honed Sarel’s improvisational skills. I began to step out professionally while still a student, soloing in concerts with The Boston Afro-American Artist Association Festival and at the Lawrence and Alma Berk Recital Hall. Sarel moved to Budapest in 1994, and found an emerging Eastern European city. In 1995, I began to teach, play sessions and write. One result of that experience is “Budapest in 95,” which appears on 2 In One. Sarel returned to Boston after a year and within months, he relocated to New York City, where he has become known on the scene for his...