Oded Tzur is a New York City based saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator. His work focuses on fundamental connections between several different musical traditions, among them are Indian Classical Music and Jazz, and draws inspiration from the art of storytelling. His sound on the tenor saxophone results from a technique he developed while studying Indian Classical Music, which has been credited with giving his instrument pioneering dimension and depth.
Tzur was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1984. He studied jazz and classical music in the Thelma Yellin High School For The Arts and the Jerusalem Academy before being accepted as a disciple of Hariprasad Chaurasia, a stalwart of Indian classical music, at the Rotterdam World Music Academy. During this time Tzur developed a saxophone technique that extends the instrument's microtonal capacity, inspired by Chaurasia's Bansuri playing and other Indian instruments, w…Read more on Wikipedia