Guitarist, composer, producer, arranger, educator and artistic director.
Born 1952 in Israel. Gil played piano as a child. In 1963 he started taking guitar lessons with Menashe Bakish, one of Israel’s foremost classical guitar masters. In 1974, Following 3 years of mandatory service in the IDF central command entertainment unit, Gil married Neta Adan* and together they moved to the US, where he studied at the Berklee College in Boston and later in Queens College in NY.
Upon returning to Israel in 1981, Gil established himself as a professional session guitarist as well as an arranger/composer. He recorded and played with leading Israeli artists including Shalom Chanoch, Gidi Gov, Chava Alberstein, Arik Einstein and many more. During the years 1983 & 1984 he taught jazz improvisation and guitar at the “Jerusalem Academy of Music”.
In 1985 Gil co-founded the “Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music” in Ramat Hasharon and was its academic director. He developed and wrote many core curriculum as well as advanced courses. Gil co-founded the school’s “computer aided music” program.
During the next five-year period he performed in jazz festivals heading different original projects and collaborating with various artists including Al Dimeola on his 88-89 European tours.
In 1990 Gil started an artistic collaboration, accompanying, arranging, producing and co-writing with Noa. For the last three decades they have been performing, creating and touring internationally.
*Gil and Neta live in Jaffa. They have three children and six grandchildren :)