Yonatan Kretzmer

Yoni Kretzmer was born in Jerusalem in 1982. He began playing the saxophone at age 14.
Yoni studied in Israel with Erez Barnoi and Stephen Horenstein. He subsequently moved to Paris where he studies at the American School of Modern Music with Peter Giron and Rick Margitza and performed in various clubs.
Upon his return to Israel, Yoni led many groups (Quartet, Zork, Far From Home a.o.) and has played with local and visiting artists such as: Albert Beger, Assif Tsahar, Harold Rubin. Ido Bukel man, Daniel Sarid, Evan Parker, Yuval Mesner, Slava Ganelin, Vladimir Volkov, Mike Pride, Jason Ajemian, a.o.
Yoni has released 4 albums under has performed in Israels major festivals and has studied in NY with esteemed saxophonist Ellery Eskelin.
Yoni's main interests are synthesizing free improvised music and written chamber music. The latter led him to found the New Dilemma chamber group comprised of strings, tenor saxophone, and drums. The first concert of New Dilemma was described by one of Israel's foremost jazz critic's as the "borderline between modern classical music, composed until the last note, and the highly emotional free jazz of Kretzmer."




Temperamental Trio
Raw and the Cooked
KCR 06, 2006
press review
Wight Night in
Tel Aviv
June 2006 -
KCR 11, 2007
February 2008 -
KCR 14
Joelle Leandre
Live in Israel
KCR 17, 2008
Gunter Baby Sommer
Live in Jerusalem,
KCR 19, 2009