Guy Mintus is an Israeli-born piano performer, composer, vocalist, bandleader and educator. He possesses the finesse of a trained concert pianist, the energy of a rockstar, and the exploring spirit of a jazz musician. Be it in solo, trio, or orchestral formats, Guy is able to create a musical playground filled with joy, spontaneity, groove, and humor. Officially endorsed by Yamaha Pianos, Guy is the winner of the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award, the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award and of the audience's prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival's piano competition.
Guy have had the chance to perform his original music at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Israeli Opera to name a few. As composer-soloist, he has been commissioned by orchestras such as Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra and Raanana Symphonette while premiering his own piano concertos and presenting original improvisation-injected interpretations to classics such as Rhapsody in Blue and Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 9.
Since 2016, Guy Has been leading his own trio featuring Oren Hardy on Bass and Yonatan Rosen on Drums. The trio's latest record, A Gershwin Playground, was released on the prestigious label ENJA Records (Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner among others). The album provides a fresh, modern and very personal take on the music of Jewish-American musical giant while receiving international support from both critics and audiences alike. The trio's debut record, “A Home in Between” has been selected as DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick while its sophomore release, “Connecting the Dots”, has been celebrated in concert venues and jazz festivals throughout the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Kazakhstan including a New York CD release concert that has been recommended by theNew York Times.
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