Michel Mayer

Born in 1964.
In 1982 started studying guitar. Among his teachers were Haim Asulin, Amos Aber-Adani and Yossi Levi.
In '89 studied at the Rimon School of Music.
In '93 studied at the CIM School for Jazz and Contemporary music in Paris, with Pierre Cullaz.

In recent years has studied composition with Dr. Yigal Mirtenbaum and Prof' Oded Zehavi, and currently studying with Mr. Yuval Shaked.
Michel is an active artist and teacher who has widely performed in the fields of Jazz, Free-Jazz and Improvised Music, and is currently a member of the Improvised Music groups Tanaka and 24 Limbs.
Since September 2006 the group Tanaka is responsible for arranging workshops and concerts at the "Pyramida – Center For Contemporary Art" in Haifa, Israel. Michel is also one of the organizers of The Tel Aviv Meetings which are encounters of Improvised Music musicians, that are held on the last Friday of every month at Hagada Hasmalit in Tel Aviv.

Has performed with: Ariel Shibolet, Yoram Lachish, Yoni Silver, Shmil Frenkel, Harold Rubin, Jean-Claude Jones, Adi Snir, Roni Brenner, Daniel Davidovsky, Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), John Butcher (UK), Eddie Prevost (UK), Joseph Sprinzak, Eran Sachs, Tom Tlalim (Holland), Nori Yaakovi, Wolfgang Fuchs (Germany), Haggai Fershtman.

Has recorded with: Damon Smith (USA), Birgit Ulher (Germany), Ariel Shibolet, Adi Snir, Roni Brenner, Ofer Bymel.



Tanaka - Lithp
KCR 15, 2008