BIO

1981

Born in Tel Aviv

1997

Unable to play basketball following an injury, Herman begins piano lessons with jazz musician Opher Brayer whose method incorporates psychology, philosophy, and mathematics.

1999

Junior Talent Award from the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

2003

Debut album Takes 2 to know 1 featuring drummer Sylvain Ghio

2006

Solo sophomore album Variations

2007

• Third album A Time for Everything with drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Matt Brewer

• Jazz Adami Talent Award

2008

Jazz Revelation of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique

2009

• Solo fourth album Muse

• Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and People’s Choice nominations at the Victoires de la Musique

• iTunes Jazz Album of the Year

2010

Fifth album Follow the White Rabbit with drummer Tommy Crane and bassist Chris Tordini

2012

• Sixth album Alter Ego featuring saxophonists Logan Richardson and Emile Parisien, drummer Ziv Ravitz and bassist Stéphane Kerecki

• President of the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition

2014

Duo album The New Tradition with violinist Adam Baldych

2015

• Duo album Everyday with drummer Ziv Ravitz

• President of the Montreux Jazz Academy

• President of the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition

2016

• President of the Montreux Jazz Academy

• President of the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition

2017

Solo album Y featuring guest appearances by Hugh Coltman, Matthieu Chedid (-M-), and Dream Koala

2019

Ninth studio album Songs of the Degrees with drummer Ziv Ravitz and bassist Sam Minaie

2020

Book debut Le déclic créatif published by Editions Fayard

• 10-year Member of the France-China Young Leaders Foundation

• 2020 Beyond Music Program Mentor

• 2020-2021 Artistic Director of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie

Paris Trianon; Paris, Berlin, and Vienna Philharmonies; Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; London Barbican; Monterey Jazz Festival; San Francisco Jazz Festival; Beijing Forbidden City; Montreux Jazz Festival; Jazz in Marciac

• Creation of Free’s Musical Identity with Jean-Pierre Taïeb

• Live Presentation at the 2020 Spring/Summer Guy Laroche Fashion Show

One Note Prelude: Louis XIII Musical Identity

• Music scores for 2015 Hermès International Exhibit

• Creation of Château Angélus’ Musical Identity and private concert

• Private concert with Emile Parisien for Château Palmer

• Presentation and interview for the launch of Nicolas Feuillatte Palme d’Or

Emile Parisien, Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, Theo Croker, Dominic Miller, Michel Portal, Avishai Cohen, Matthieu Chedid (-M-), Oxmo Puccino, Yaël Naïm

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