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Shimon Gambourg is an internationally acclaimed, New York based bassist and
composer, committed to bringing out the individuality in every musical setting he
encounters. The diversity of his work has granted him a steady stream of activity, with
the past year alone seeing him collaborate with Miguel Zenón and the Nordpool
Orkest in Europe, as well as the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra featuring
Ingrid Jensen, which he composed for and conducted at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Shimon is a two-time ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award winner, a four-time
America-Israel Cultural Foundation “Creative Excellence Grant” recipient, and was
recently interviewed by the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz. Gaining traction on the New
York scene, he is currently working on a book of arrangements for a new all-star
band, featuring Randy Brecker, James Carter, Russell Malone and Vincent Herring.
Originally from Israel, Shimon has first arrived in the U.S. in 2016 to study at the
Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship, before moving on to the
Manhattan School of Music to complete his Masters in Jazz Composition, graduating
in 2022. His teachers include Mike Holober, John Patitucci, and James Genus.