Yaron Herman, born in Tel Aviv, wanted a carrier in basketball, but because of an injury he followed his other passion, music. So, at the age of 16, he began taking piano lessons, that, along with his talent and enthusiasm made him famous. When he was 19 he moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music but shortly after that he moved to Paris where he still lives.
His music transcends all genre boundaries. With his love of adventure he blurs all borders between jazz, pop and classical and manages to draw his audience into a world full of innovation, joy and seemingly inexhaustible energy. Yaron Herman’s style reflects the influence of jazz musicians and pianists such as Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Lennie Tristano and Brad Mehldau, modern pop artists such as Björk,Sting and Olivia, and classical composers such as Alexander Scriabin and Maurice Ravel.
He played in famous places such as Théâtre des Champs Elyséesin Paris and Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo and was part of jazz festival line-ups from Montrey, Montréal and San Francisco. He received numerous awards including: Best New Instrumentalist of the Year” at Victoires du Jazz, in 2008 and Adami Jazz Talent Award, in 2007. Also, his album „Variations” won „Disque d’émoi award” by Jazz Magazine.