Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman began his keyboard studies at age 6 in Tel Aviv before moving to the U.S. at age 12 in 1984 and winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition two years later at age 14. Tamir studied at the Tanglewood Institute in 1988 & became the youngest musical director for Lovewell Institute, a national arts education non-profit organization.
Tamir joined the Jeff Hamilton Trio in 2000, contributing arrangements, recording and touring Japan, Europe and the US. In 2001, he became a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Tamir has recorded and is featured with artists Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight, and Diana Krall, and the Tamir Hendelman Trio.