Ariel Bart (born March 98’) is a rising harmonica player and composer from Israel, currently residing in New York City. She’s recently received her bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from The New School University in New York. Ariel plays chromatic harmonica since age 7 and trained by the best musicians in Israel including Dror Adler, Yaaki Levy, and Yuval Cohen. Studied at the (jazz music department) of the Jerusalem high school for the Arts. Served in the IDF as an outstanding musician between 2016-2018. Preformed with the top Israeli artists such as Shlomo Gronich, David D’aor, Miki Gavrilov, Atraf (band), and as a solo performer with the Jerusalem East and West orchestra. Between 2018-2019 studied with some of the top musicians in NYC such as Aaron Parks, Reggie Workman, Jon Cowered, Tony Malaby, and Kirk Nurock. During 2019 performed and recorded with the musicians William Parker, Steve Swell, and Andrew Cyrille. These days Ariel is working on her debut album, which will include original compositions of her. She’s working to bring the harmonica into a new context and pushing the instrument's boundaries.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
I’m grateful to be a part of the Ronen Foundation family. Tom Cohen, The musical director of the Jerusalem East and West orchestra was first introduced me to Yaffa when I was 15 years old. Since then I had the privilege to know various amazing young musicians from the foundation and take part in different concerts and evenings.