Eden Ladin

  • Eden Ladin
  • Instruments: Piano

  • Biography:

    Eden was born in New-York on December 1987 and was raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Since the day he was born he was exposed to different kinds of music such as jazz, funk and fusion through his father, Gil Ladin – one of Israel’s leading drummers. At the age of 5 Eden started playing the drums, and by 10 years old he began studying classical piano. Eden attended “Ironi Alef for Arts” high school, where he studied with prominent teachers. At the age of 14 he began studying jazz with Alec Katz, and switched to piano as his principal instrument. While still in high school he performed twice in Tel-Aviv’s major jazz festival “Jazz, Blues and Videotape”.

    In 2005, after graduating high-school with honors, Eden was drafted to the army as an “outstanding musician”. During his army service, Eden played with celebrated artists, such as: Ofer Ganor, Erez Bar-Noy, Mamelo Gaitonopoulos, Amos Hoffman, Rea Bar-Ness, Eli Magen and Arale Kaminski among others. In 2006 Eden performed in The Red Sea International Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel.

    In 2007, Eden was exposed to other music styles such as R&B, pop, funk and rock and collaborated with major pop artists, both Israeli and international. Eden also appeared several times on major national TV shows, and took part as a player/composer/arranger in several albums with Rea Bar-Ness; Tomer Sharon (“Tomash”); Monstep; Liat Shamay.

    In August 2008 Eden moved to NYC and is currently attending “The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music” under a scholarship. Since he arrived to NYC he had the privilege to study with leading artists such as George Cables, Reggie Workman, Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Kirk Nurock, William Parker, Robert Sadin, Charles Tolliver, Kevin Hays, Sam Yahel, Joanne Brackeen, Vijay Iyer, Doug Weiss, Ari Hoenig, Sy Johnson, Gerard D’angelo, Jane Ira Bloom, Armen Donelian, Lee Ann Ledgerwood, Ben Monder, and many more, and had the honor to play and perform with some established musicians such as Wallace Roney, Myron Walden, Ben Street, Avishai Cohen, Antoine Roney, Darren Barrett, Kimberly Thompson, Mike Clark, Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Eli Degibri, Ferenc Nemeth, Jeff Hirshfield, Bill McHenrey, Anat Cohen, Massimo Biolcatti, Mike Moreno, Dave Schintter, Omer Avital, Mark Guiliana, Dayna Stephens, Donny McCaslin, Ben Wendel, Gilad Hekselman and Jojo Kuo to name a few. In November 2009, Eden was featured on Myron Walden’s new release – “Momentum Live”. He is also currently a part of “The Wallace Roney Sextet”. He played in some of the best venues in the city such as: Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, Iridium, The Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, B.B. Kings, Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Smoke, The Jazz Gallery, The Stone, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, Fat Cat, Nublu, Rose, and many more. Other than that Eden played in festivals and venues around the USA and internationally.

    Eden was the winner of the 2008 “America-Israel Cultural Foundation” prestigious scholarship for jazz performance studies abroad.