Amir Bresler
November 8, 1989

Amir Bresler
Drummer, Amir Bresler was born in Rishon-Letzion, Israel on November 8th, 1989. He started his musical education at the age of 13, spending three years with teacher Avi Zehavi and has since studied with Eitan Itzkovitch, Shai Zalman, Nir Mantzur and Mark Moshayev.

Amir was first exposed to jazz music at the age of 15 upon his enrollment for the Jazz program at the Thelma-Yellin National High School of the Arts in Givataim, Israel, from which he graduated with honors. During his years in high school, Amir was awarded a scholarship with excellence by the "America-Israel Fund for Culture", and won first place in the national "Drummer of the Year" competition.

As early as 17 and throughout his last year of high school, Amir began performing with some of the best jazz musicians in Israel. Immediately after his graduation, he started to take part in Musicals, Pop-Rock productions and various Concerts throughout the world.

Amir completed a full, three year IDF military service as an "Excelling Musician" and member of a military musical group performing at IDF bases as well as at official ceremonies held in Israel and overseas.

During the last 5 years Amir has been established as one of the most sought after Israeli drummers, performing in Israel and abroad at prominent local and world stage jazz festivals; Jazz a Vienne, France; Cully Jazz Festival, Switzerland; Jazz Marciac, France; Paleo Festival, Switzerland, Django Rheinhardt Festival, Samois, France; Nice Jazz Festival, France; Malta Jazz Festival; Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel; Malmo Festival, Sweden; Jazz a Juan, Antibe, France; and many more.

In 2010 Amir Joined the world renowned bass player, singer and composer Avishai Cohen, in concerts globally. Avishai Cohen is considered to be one of the most successful Jazz artists in the world today.

Amir also performed alongside visiting musicians like Sam Yahel, Joel Fraham, Mark Turner, Kirk Lightsay, Dwayne Bruno. In addition, Amir played with various israeli artists Among these are; Daniel Zamir, Omer Klein, Kutiman, Nitai Hershkovits, Yotam Silbrestein, Amos Hoffman, Gilad Abro, Shai Maestro, to name a few.

Avishai Cohen - Amir Bresler - Omri Mor

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...some years ago...

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