Israeli-born guitarist Gilad Hekselman has numbered among the most promising musicians on the New York scene since his arrival in 2004. He is known for his clear tone, melodic virtuosity and rich improvisations. In New York, Hekselman was soon playing at the city’s major clubs and sharing the stage with prominent artists like Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Avishai Cohen, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks, and Greg Hutchinson. In 2005, he won the Gibson Montreux International Guitar Competition. That same year he released his debut album SplitLife with bassist Joe Martin and drummer Ari Hoenig to rave reviews. Hekselman has played at the North Sea Jazz Festival before as a sideman and now he is appearing for the first time with his own trio that is made up of bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Jonathan Pinson.