Tal’s organic trio has been touring the world and selling out venues such as The Panama Jazz Festival, The Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, The Bansko Jazz Festival, The S.P.A.C.E club in Chicago and the Lilypad Jazz Club in Boston since 2014.
Tal is a recipient of a Downbeat Magazine Award for Outstanding Performance. He holds a highly expressive, lyrical and harmonious musical style that expresses a range of feelings and emotions from longing and compassion to cheerful playfulness.
Important trio collaborators include saxophonists Dayna Stephens (Sunnyside & Criss Cross) and George Garzone.
Some of Tal’s key inspirations include artists such as Charlie Haden, Antonio Carlos Jobim, bassist Avishai Cohen and Chet Baker.
Tal grew up in a farm in the Judea mountains near Jerusalem. From one side, Tal’s father’s family immigrated to Israel in the from Kurdistan bringing with them the music and tribal dances of the region and from the other side, his mother’s family fled from Nazi Germany in 1936 exposing Tal to the world of classical music and the European culture.
From a very early age it was clear to Tal that music can bring people together by its power to evoke universal feelings, leading him to pursue a career in music.
Since completing his master’s degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston in 2008, Tal shared the stage with some of the world’s leading jazz musicians such as Danilo Perez, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Jerry Bergonzy, Joanne Brackeen, Liz Wright and many other outstanding performers.