Alon Nechushtan is a talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two fisted sense of architecture –Michael .F. Jackson – DownBeat Magazine
Alon Nechushtan is one of a handful of young New York musicians who is respected for both his inventive straight-ahead jazz playing as well as his powerful work in creative improvised music. For Alon there are no genre boundaries, only the opportunity to make exceptional music. Alon has played in Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Kaufman Center, Central Park Summer Stage, Brooklyn Prospect Park BandShell, the Blue Note in NY, Europe the Americas, Far East, Asia and the middle East.
Since moving to New York a decade ago, Alon has played piano and collaborated with Jazz greats including William Parker, Don Byron, Donny McCaslin, Robin and Duane Eubanks, Dave Liebman, Bob Moses, Ben Allison, John Ellis, Alex Norris, Andy Statman, Frank London, Chris Cheek, Chris Speed, Marc Helias, Marc Dresser, Andrew Cyrile, David Murray and many more.
Principal piano teachers include: Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, Uri Caine. Paul Bley.
Alon studied composition for large ensembles with the late Bob Brookmeyer and Henry Thredgill. Improvisation with Jerry Bergonzy, George Garzone, George Russell, Steve Lacy.
Alon has shared the stage with Frank London’s trio (with Marcus Rojaz and Frank London), Baye Kouyate and his afro beat ensemble, Alicia Sviagals Klezmer Quartet, Kenny Wollesen Himalayas (with Ben Goldberg), Daniel Carter’s Quartet (with Roy Campbell) & William Parkers Ensemble. He is part of Roberto Rodriguez Masada Quartet that tours worldwide playing the music of John Zorn. Alon Brought his own Quintet featuring Duane and Robin Euabanks to a 10 city Israel tour that culminated in the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art in 2017.
Alon has released his piano trio LABYRINTHS in 2004 on the Swedish label Ayler records, with the Bob Gulotti and John Lockwood, Bob Moses on the rhythm section, playing his original free form compositions.
Fascinated with the options of experimenting with both Klezmer (Eastern-European) modes, and Sephardic & Middle Eastern Grooves, Alon founded Talat group, the ensemble recorded a CD ‘THE GROWL‘ on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records mixed by the great Bill Laswell playing frequently in Festivals in Canada, Brazil, Israel, Europe, U.K, France and the U.S in venues such as the Washington D.C Jewish music Festival, The Blue Note Jazz Club, Joes’ Pub at the Public Theatre.
His 3rd release as a leader, WORDS BEYOND, in 2011 a lyrical Trio album with Dan Weiss and Francois Moutin on BuckyBall Records, winning the Best Jazz Record on the Independent Music Awards.
Another exciting release came in 2012 on Portugals ‘Creative Sources, titled DARK FORCES and featured an all star downtown New York Improvisers such as Mark Dresser, Ned Rothenberg, Robert Dick, Steve Swell, Nate Wooley, Okkyung Lee, Elliot Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Brigann Kraus and Kato Hideki.
2013 started as a hectic year with a new release on Germany’s Challenge records RITUAL FIRE and features the great clarinetist Harold Rubin, along with Bob Meyer and Ken Filiano.
2014 Alon releases his newest project VENTURE BOUND on Germany’s Enja label featuring an all New York star cast featuring Donny McCaslin, John Ellis, Adam Cruz, Chris Lightcap, Duane Eubanks, Roggerio Boccato, Ibrahim Frigbane.