Tamir Hendelman

Continuing Lecturer

Jazz performance, piano; jazz keyboard harmony, jazz theory and improvisation



B.M. Composition, Eastman School of Music

Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. He also leads his own trio.

Since 1996, Hendelman has been in steady demand as a pianist and arranger, touring the U.S., Europe and Asia, and receiving awards from ASCAP and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. In 1999 he was a guest soloist with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

Hendelman joined the Jeff Hamilton Trio in 2000, contributing arrangements, recording, and touring Japan, Europe, and the U.S. In 2001 he became a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, with whom he premiered John Clayton's new orchestration of Oscar Peterson's Canadiana Suite in the Hollywood Bowl. In 2002 he toured Europe with Tierney Sutton and the Bill Holman Big Band, and in 2002-03 recorded for Yamaha's Disklavier piano.