Drori Mondlak


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Jazz greats like Joe Williams, Ernestine Anderson, Frank Foster, Don Friedman, Danny Mixon, Lynn Seaton and many others have employed Drori Mondlak for his exceptional skills as a creative accompanist and soloist.

A presence on the New York City jazz scene since the mid 1980s, he has now made Cologne, Germany his second home, in order to participate more fully in the European creative music scene.

Droris touch, subtlety, feel and interactive approach to the music, have brought him international critical acclaim on stages worldwide as well as performing and recording opportunities with many musicians, including: John Hicks, Bill Charlap, Lew Tabackin, Chris Potter, Warren Vache, Bucky Pizzarelli, Karolina Strassmayer, Ralph Lalama, Eric Person, Wycliffe Gordon, Randy Sandke, Chico Freeman, Phil Markowitz, Ron McClure, John Goldsby, Vic Juris, Cary DeNigris, Dave Stryker, Fritz Pauer, Sunday Night Jazz Orchestra, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Bach, Blech & Blues, Staatorchester Rheinische Philarmonie, Joachim Schoenecker, Martin Sasse, Paul Shigihara, Tony Lakatos, Lutz Haffner, Barbara Dennerlein, Greetje Kauffeld, Ferdinand Povel, Lynne Arriale and many more.

He has performed in many New York jazz clubs over the years such as Birdland, Visiones, The Jazz Gallery, Smalls and the Blue Note, toured throughout the United States, Japan and Europe, appearing at international jazz festivals, including: JVC, Newport, Montreux, Bern, Copenhagen, Graz, Salzburg, and Mexico City.

He has also performed for Jazzmobile, Shea Center for the Performing Arts, Princeton Jazz Festival, SS Norway Floating Jazz Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, The Jazz Cruise, MOMA Jazz series, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Stamford Center for the Arts, Grove Street Music Festival, Jazz Arts Music Society, Gainesville Friends of Jazz and Blues, S.W. Oklahoma Jazz Festival, U.N.T. Jazz Festival, NC jazz festival, Midland/Odessa Jazz Society, Outreach Jazz Festival in Schwatz, Austria, Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival in St. Polten, Austria, Nurnberg Sacred Music Festival, Bingen Swingt Jazz Festival and the WDR in Germany.